Spending time with loved ones is a great way to forge stronger bonds with them. And having a strong circle of close friends and family can do a lot for your health and well-being. It can give you support during times of stress or sickness. It can foster a sense of belonging, self-esteem, and safety. But building and maintaining bonds with others means spending quality time with them. So, make it a goal to carve out some time each week to get together with friends and family. If you can’t see them in person, call them or send an email or text.

What steps can you take to foster close bonds with friends and family?