When coping with uncertainty, supporting relationship help
- our emotional state;
- our resilience and our acceptance of ourselves;
- how we interpret situations or events, so that we see them as more manageable;
- our motivation to overcome adversity and strive toward our goals;
- the adaptiveness of our responses to specific situations, such as our coping strategies and our ability to learn from experience;
- our relationships themselves in terms of closeness, trust, and feeling loved;
- our physiological functioning, such as improved immune response; and
- behaviors that comprise a healthier lifestyle, like better eating habits and self-care and less substance abuse.
SOURCE: Feeney, B. C., & Collins, N. L. (2014). A new look at social support: A theoretical perspective on thriving through relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi: 10.1177/1088868314544222.