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Psychological Services Center
University of Mississippi

Family and Peer Relationships

Our personal relationships with family and friends are an important aspect of our daily lives. Having good family relationships has been linked to better health and lower levels of stress. In younger children, having the support of family can help them endure challenges such as bullying and peer relationships. An important aspect of family relationships is having the ability to effectively communicate. Being able to communicate allows us to stay connected to the people who are most important in our lives.

When a Family Member is Diagnosed with a Mental Illness
Living with Chronic Illness
How to Help a Friend or Loved One Suffering from a Chronic Illness
Elder Care: More than Parenting a Parent
Family Routines and Rituals May Improve Family Relationships and Health
Improving Students’ Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning
Family-Like Environment Better for Troubled Children and Teens
Social Context Influences on Children’s Peer Relationships