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"Social wellness" is the ability to relate to and connect with other people.  It involves developing and building close friendships and intimacy; practicing empathy and effective listening; and caring for others and for the common good, while allowing others to care for you.  Can you maintain positive and meaningful relationships with family, friends, and co-workers?

Tips for Social Wellness

  • Practice self disclosure.
  • Get to know your personal needs, and pursue things and people who nurture those needs.
  • Contact and make a specific effort to talk to the people who are supportive in your life.
  • Join a club or organization that interests you.
  • A few strong friendships can be more fulfilling than a large group of acquaintances.  Laughter really is a good high.