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  Life   Health  18 Dec 2017  Sisters makes you happier, kinder and more optimistic, says study

Sisters makes you happier, kinder and more optimistic, says study

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 18, 2017, 12:43 pm IST
Updated : Dec 22, 2017, 1:14 pm IST

According to expert, sisters appear to encourage more open communication and cohesion in families.

Researcher goes on to add how the research could be used by health professionals to help families going through trauma, such as a divorce. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Researcher goes on to add how the research could be used by health professionals to help families going through trauma, such as a divorce. (Photo: Pixabay)

According to a news study, sisters make you happier. According to social scientists at De Montford University, women who are brought up with female siblings make the best emotionally adjusted adults.

Talking about it, lead author Professor Tony Cassidy said that sisters appear to encourage more open communication and cohesion in families.

 

He added, “It could be that boys have a natural tendency not to talk about things. With boys together it is about a conspiracy of silence not to talk. Girls tend to break that down.”

Cassidy went on to add how the research could be used by health professionals to help families going through trauma, such as a divorce.

He further stated, “I think these findings could be used by people offering support to families and children during distressing times. We may have to think carefully about the way we deal with families with lots of boys.”

The survey interviewed and looked at the lives of 571 young people between the ages of 17 and 25 and assessed them in terms of happiness levels and overall mental health.

 

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