Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada analyzed more than 400,000 people to figure out what impact friends and family have on your lifespan.

You would think that you would prioritize family over friends.

And they found having a strong social life with friends has a positive impact . . . it improves your chance of living longer by 7%.

 

But having strong connections with your family might do the OPPOSITE.  They didn't give a percentage, but they say that regular contact with family might actually add stress to your life, rather than make you feel loved and supported.

But, they do say that if you spend more time with your family you will be happier. So, if you spend more time with your stressful family you may live a shorter life.