Positive Parenting: BFF’s & Young Love
This week all the buzz is about love.
Positive romantic relationships in adulthood have been linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety as well as better physical health, but what’s the secret to a happy adult partnership?
Dr. Dave Szwedo said, “It may be that that the really important work that’s being done is occurring in these friendships and that’s what’s going to translate ultimately to how satisfied people are later on.”
He also says that teens may get caught up in the excitement of young romance but he advises parents to encourage strong friendships first.
Some might be surprised to know the social scientists say they also found that physical attractiveness did not have any impact on how satisfied the teens, now adults, were with their current romantic lives.