Posted June 20, 2018 07:37:17 Healthy relationships can be enjoyed by those who are sad, sad and lonely, a new study has found.
The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, showed that while the two-thirds of people who said they were sad said they loved their partner or loved someone they didn’t know very much, the same was true for only a third of the people who love someone they do know very well.
The researchers also found that people who had been lonely and lonely in their lives tended to be more likely to experience stress.
“We know that loneliness can be a risk factor for heart disease, and loneliness can also contribute to depression, so we know that this may be one of the things that contributes to heart disease risk,” said Dr. Joanne Miller, a senior researcher in the university’s Department of Psychological Medicine and lead author of the study.
“Loneliness is associated with a number of health risks, including heart disease and death, but it may also be a protective factor.”
The study also looked at loneliness from the perspective of people in relationships.
People in relationships tend to be happier, have healthier relationships and have higher levels of happiness, Miller said.
The most common cause of loneliness in the study was not being in a relationship, such as people having different jobs or people in different locations.
In the first part of the research, researchers recruited 2,000 people in their early 20s to participate.
They were asked to fill out a survey about their relationships and how they were feeling.
The participants were also asked how they felt about their relationship status.
The data revealed that about 80 per cent of the participants said they had had a great relationship with their partner.
However, only 23 per cent said they liked their relationship.
Researchers found that while there were significant differences in how the participants responded to these questions, the most common response was not having a great time in a romantic relationship.
The authors noted that people in relationship relationships were more likely than those in other types of relationships to be in the same financial situation and less likely to be working.
While the participants were more happy in their relationships, they were also less likely than in other relationships to have a positive relationship with family members.
Miller said this finding may suggest that relationships are a way for people to get through difficult times.
“People tend to have higher expectations of their partners and for them to fulfill their expectations, but also to provide them with comfort and support,” she said.
“For some, it may be easier for them not to have relationships, but for others, they may feel that they need to have them to help them deal with stressful situations.”
Miller said the findings may explain why people in the long-term unemployed or the physically disabled are more likely (than other people) to be lonely.
“There may be some underlying psychological processes that are going on that lead to the more negative outcomes in loneliness, and that’s not something that’s seen in the short-term,” she added.
Miller and her colleagues also said it is important to remember that loneliness is a health issue, not just a health risk.
The research was funded by the Australian Research Council and the NSW Department of Health.