The Bright Side of Hard Times.

This one is from the March 2012 issue of Health Magazine.

Getting through hard times can really make you stronger, says a new review of research in Current Directions in Psychological Science. I one study, people who’d experienced a few big challenges-like a divorce or death-were more resilient in later stressful situations than those who hadn’t. Another study found that people with chronic back pain who’d faced tough times we’re less likely to let pain inhibit them than those who’d led a more trouble-free life. “Adversity can toughen people,” says author Mark Seery, assistant professor in social psychology at the University of Buffalo. “You might see situations as manageable, not overwhelming.”

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