When was the last time you thanked your partner? A heartfelt ‘thank you’ might just be the key to maintaining and improving your relationship.
Feelings appreciated and valued by your partner has a direct positive effect on your relationship satisfaction, how committed you feel, and your thoughts about the future of your relationship.
NGTrends took the form of a survey of married individuals, who were asked about their financial situations, the way they communicated with their spouses, and how gratitude was expressed in their relationships.
The results showed that gratitude was the most significant indicator of relationship quality. Expressions of gratitude can mitigate against the negative effects of poor communication, and even reduce the likelihood of divorce.
Even if a couple is experiencing distress and difficulty in other areas, gratitude in the relationship can help promote positive marital outcomes”.
So if you’re struggling to communicate with your partner, or you’re worried that words aren’t your strong suit, maybe drop them a quick line to say ‘thank you’ for something they’ve done for you, or just for being wonderful.
Communicating is very essential and be grateful to one another it goes a long way in a relationship.