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The 7-Day Happiness Challenge Quiz

Day 1: Your Relationships Are Essential for Your Health

Day 2: Call a Good Friend And Have an 8-Minute Chat

Day 3: Small Talk Has Big Benefits

Day 4: Write Down 10 Things You're Grateful Your Partner Did

Day 5: Cultivate Friendships With Workplace Colleagues

Day 6: Interact With Others

Day 7: Prioritize Connecting


A crucial element of staying healthy and living a good long life is your relationships. At Ageless Sexuality, we are focused on healthy sexuality, but also aging well. Working on our relationships and being grateful can help us all age better and only enhances our entire lives, including our sexual selves.


Here is a quick quiz we enjoy to assess the breadth of your social ties. These questions were designed by the NY Times and Dr. Robert Waldinger, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, to help you take stock of the range and strength of your many social ties.


1. Do you feel satisfied with the number of close friends you have?

A. No

B. Yes

2. Are you comfortable striking up casual conversations with people?

A. No

B. Yes

3. How many family members do you have close relationships with?

A. None

B. One to Three

C. Four or more

4. How many people could you call in the middle of the night if you needed help?

A. None

B. One

C. Two or Three

D. Four or more

5. When was the last time you expressed gratitude to someone important in your life?

A. Can't remember

B. More than a month ago

C. Within the past month

D. Within the past week

6. Do you participate in any group activities, either in person or virtually?

A. No

B. Yes, a couple of times a year

C. Yes, monthly

D. Yes, weekly

7. Think of your closest friend (someone who does not live with you. How many hours did you have contact with each other last month?

A. None

B. One hour or less

C. Two to four hours

D. Five hours or more

8. Do you have a partner? If so, how much of your social activity includes that person?

A. I don't have a partner

B. Almost all of my social activity

C. A moderate amount

D. Very little to none

9. Picture your closest family member. If you could never talk to each other again, would that person know how you felt about him or her?

A. No

B. Yes

10. How often do you talk to acquaintances in your neighborhood, on your commute, or in your workplace or school?

A. Never

B. Rarely

C. Sometimes

D. Often

E. Daily

11. Do you feel satisfied with the connections you have with the people at work?

A. No

B. Yes

12. When was the last time you initiated a social plan with someone?

A. Can't remember

B. In the past month

C. In the past week

13. When was the last time you said "yes" when someone initiated a social plan with you?

A. Can't remember

B. In the past month

C. In the past week

Points Per Answer:

A. zero; B. one; C. two; D. three; E. four.


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