Nurturing your relationships with friends and family is good for your health and wellbeing. But forging stronger bonds with those you care about takes proactive effort. There are a number of ways to do that. Kind words can help. You can let the person know you are grateful they’re in your life. You can lend a hand when a loved one is in need. You can listen with your full attention. You can focus on and express the things you love about a friend or family member. And you can learn not to expect perfection from others and practice acceptance, instead.