November 5, 2014
Wonder how to make your relationship more romantic? Here is an interesting point to consider; research shows that expressing gratitude for common gestures can profoundly impact long-term romance. With one person’s expression of gratitude both reported feeling more connected and deeper relationship satisfaction. (Gratitude in Relationships by Algoe, Gable and Maisel)
Every relationship faces mundane necessities, those often taken for granted. Yet, they are essential for a smoothly operating enterprise called a “household.” Here’s a few:
Meal planning and prep
They’re not glamorous but life is smoother when they are attended. When was the last time you said, “Wow, what a great meal! Thank you!” or, “Thanks for filling the car.”
Action: Pick something and express gratitude to your spouse. Trust the experts; it could impact your long-term romance!