How Our Family Affects Our Happiness, In One Chart

Go hug your mom.

There's just something about being with family that makes you feel warm inside -- it doesn't matter if it's Thanksgiving Day or a random Wednesday night.

Familial bonds certainly can have an influence on your well-being, whether it's your biological family or the family you create on your own. You depend on them for advice, emotional support or even as a resource to come bail you out of trouble.

Happify, a website and app dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, broke down all the ways our families affect our personal joy. Take a look at the infographic below. Then when you're done, go call Mom. Research shows you just might be happier for it.

--Lindsay Holmes


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