Express gratitude to the one you love.

Research shows that gratitude is one of the most powerful—and efficient—ways to strengthen a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for that matter). Gratitude is relationship-strengthening because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and cared for by other people.

Celebrate the one you love by detailing all the things that you appreciate about them. Cut out a dozen paper hearts, and write one thing for which you are grateful on each.

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© 2011 Christine Carter, Ph.D.


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