Having a positive quality of life is directly related to the strength of relationships. You can develop a pattern of optimism when you let go of trying to control the way others think and feel and focus on the good that already exists in them and in your relationships.
Married couples struggling to maintain their relationships can seek help through counseling. What was once stigmatized is now more acceptable for those who wish to reform the deep bonds of marital love.
When the cold wind blows, it's likely your kids will want a ride to school instead of braving the frosty sidewalks, but encourage them to continue their own morning commute by accompanying them on their walk to school. When you walk with your children to school, you'll establish a habit of exercise and help to get their brain cells pumping first thing, and you'll benefit too.