What makes you happy in a relationship? The most important factors of happiness
To be happy in life and to feel good – happiness really plays an important role in life. Also known is the saying: Money alone does not make you happy. This is definitely true, but when people are very poor, they make money happy because the basic needs can be met and a different life becomes possible. Nevertheless, very poor people are often happy and people in the richer developed countries are not always happy. Feeling happiness is therefore a condition, a feeling that is very versatile and influenced by various factors.
Happiness can be a lasting sensation, or it can be a short period of time in which a special happiness is evoked. For example, it could be a good meal with friends, sex, or a special moment with a loved one. The persistent sensation is many different factors that interact – it can be a variety of moments of happiness or simply the feeling of being content with life.
What makes people happy in life
Diverse factors affect the relationship happiness – Photo: © ammentorp / 123rf.com
There are many things that make people happy and that make for a happy life. According to studies, happiness is determined to a large extent by the innate personality. Optimism and the genes therefore account for up to 50 percent of happiness (see: Positive Thinking – Optimism as a Survival Strategy ). Immediately afterwards, however, come the social relationships, so the relationships with friends, the family, the children and of course the partner. The social environment should really not be underestimated in terms of a happy life.
In addition, studies have shown that work and leisure activities are also important factors for happiness. A fulfilling activity and leisure activities will make for a happier life. But faith or spirituality also affect personal happiness. Quite often, so-called socio-demographic variables have been studied in the context of happiness research, but they only have a very small share of happiness. These variables include, for example, gender, marital status, education and income.
However, there are also factors that really have a negative impact on happiness and that can hardly be counterbalanced. This is a divorce, but unemployment also has a serious impact on happiness in life. As a result, unemployment also negatively affects a relationship, as satisfaction is greatly affected.
Important factors for happiness in the summary:
- The innate personality, optimism
- Social relationships
- free time activities
- Faith, spirituality
Lucky factors in a relationship
A relationship should make you happy. But sometimes that does not seem to be so easy, but there are many influenceable factors of happiness in a relationship that makes happiness more visible. Both partners can work on a happy relationship, over and over again – in this way the relationship will certainly become even more beautiful.
Sharing caresses and a fulfilling sex life are central to a happy relationship – Photo: © Andrey Kiselev / 123rf.com
Tenderness and gratuities play a major role within a relationship and can provide a more intense sense of happiness. With a minimum of 20 seconds of physical contact with the partner, fortune substances such as endorphins are released. For this reason, single people are often unhappier than people in love. In the relationship, you should therefore pay attention to more body contact. Even a fulfilling sex life is essential for a happy relationship.
Sporting activities: When we move, also fortune substances are distributed. Couples dancing is the ideal solution for couples, as the combination of exercise and physical touch makes them especially happy – and creates an intense sense of closeness.
In the survey on “What is important for you in a happy relationship (…)” from 2011, it becomes clear that the majority of respondents (65%) attach great importance to harmony and support in everyday life. Only for 21% of the factor “passion” has a greater importance. It can be seen that not only tenderness and sexuality are great luck factors, but also the everyday compatibility plays a very important role.
If you want to experience more happiness in your relationship, then you should focus on more body contact and maybe even incorporate joint physical activity into your everyday life. In addition, you should not neglect your remaining social environment. There are many things you can do to spend a better time with your partner!
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