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4 Best Ways To Show Love And Appreciation For Your Partner

 

Today, most couples fail to display love by showing appreciation. Expressions of appreciation seems to be declining in marriage!

Many husbands and wives, however, stop noticing their partner’s good traits, much less expressing love and appreciation for them. They are much more concerned with what is not happening in their marriage than with what is. The mistake every one of these couples makes is that, they fail to show love through appreciation.

The entire family benefits when each member expresses appreciation. The more marriage mates show gratitude to each other, the closer they become. They also find it easier to forgive each other’s mistakes.

The question now is, how can you and your spouse avoid that attitude, thus ready to show appreciation?

FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many women tend to overlook the incredible pressure there is on men to provide for their families. While in some  communities, that pressure may even exist in dual-income families.
Men often underestimate a wife’s efforts to support the household, whether through working, raising children, or homemaking.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Always give praise generously. It is very important to show yourselves thankful. Endeavor to get into the habit of thanking your spouse. A husband named Peter says, “When my wife expresses appreciation for the things I do, it makes me work harder to be a better husband and to increase the effort I put into the marriage.

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publicly show appreciation

Focus on your mate’s good qualities. A husband who appreciates his wife not only notices the good things she says and does but also rises up and praises her. Same principles goes to the wife.

A wise wife lets her husband know specifically what she appreciates about him. Husbands and wives should learn to swallow their differences and their faults. While it is good to express yourself respectfully to your mates, especially if he or she errs, it would be nice not to be a faultfinder.

Be observant. During the coming week, notice positive traits that your spouse displays. Also, watch for things that he or she does to keep your household running smoothly—things that perhaps until now you have taken for granted.

Ask yourself: ‘Do I take my spouse’s hard work for granted?’ For example, if your husband fixes things around the house, do you hold back from thanking him because you feel that it is his duty to take care of such chores?

If you are a husband, do you feel that your wife’s efforts in child-rearing do not merit commendation because she is simply doing what is expected of her? Make it a goal to notice and be grateful for all the efforts—both large and small—that your spouse makes for the benefit of your family.

Ask yourself: ‘Do I take my spouse’s hard work for granted?’ For example, if your husband fixes things around the house, do you hold back from thanking him because you feel that it is his duty to take care of such chores?

If you are a husband, do you feel that your wife’s efforts in child-rearing do not merit commendation because she is simply doing what is expected of her?

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Kindly make it a goal to notice and be grateful for all the efforts—both large and small—that your spouse makes for the benefit of your family.
At the end of the week, make a list of (1) traits that you appreciate in your spouse and (2) things that he or she did for the benefit of your family.

Why is being observant important? “After you’ve been married for a few years,” says a wife named Helen, “you can start to take your spouse for granted. You stop noticing the good things he does and tend to focus more on what he isn’t doing.

BENEFITS OF SHOWING LOVE AND APPRECIATION

Husbands and wives who express appreciation for each other strengthen their relationship. Reports has shown  that many marriages could be saved if spouses kept to the fore what they like about each other, when appreciation is shown.

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husband and wife holding hands

When problems arise, they’d be less inclined to end the marriage, because they have constantly been reminded of what a good thing they have.

When parents show that they appreciate each other, they set the tone for the family, thus showing fine example to the children. Avoid negative thinking, because it destroys marriage, turning it into a joyless burden. If your appreciation for your mate is on the wane, ask yourself, ‘Is my spouse really without good qualities?’

Think back on the reasons you fell in love and married. Have all those reasons for loving this unique person really vanished? Surely not; so work hard to appreciate the good in your mate, and put your appreciation into words.

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praise your wife ALWAYS

Appreciation also helps marriage partners to keep their love free from hypocrisy. It will allow no room for cruelty behind closed doors, no room for words that hurt and humiliate, no room for the cold shoulder and silence treatment.

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Publicly show appreciation no matter the circumstances

FINAL THOUGHTS

Constantly show love by displaying love and appreciation and honor each other. Be genuine in your expressions. If you love this article, please comment below.

 

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