Positive Psychology - Relationship FormationWatch
Forming relationships with others is a vital part of our happiness as one of the elements of the good life in the third assumption 'Focus on the Good Life' states that, to be happy, you need to form positive connections with others. Also, as humans, we are socially programmed to form relationships.
The 'Focus on the Good Life' assumption also states that flow makes us happier. Flow is the term used when you're completely immersed in an activity. Relationships trigger you to have more 'flow' moments which have a significant impact on your happiness.
The meaningful life says that, in order to have a positive connection to someone, you have to show gratitude and attention. The ML says that you give more and take less so this element of the assumption says that things like Strengths dates (telling the other person their strengths and vice versa) and Gratitude visits (visits that show the person how much you mean to them) can solidify and make you happier.
The second assumption, AGE, shows that we all have signature strengths such as courage, humour, bravery, etc and that we need to enhance and nurture those strengths to make us happier. When forming relationships, we tend to express and enhance those signature strengths and we develop positive authentic emotions such as love, kindness and generosity. By increasing our SS's, we become happier.
Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed