Expressing gratitude can lead to stronger Romance
I’m a big fan of showing gratitude, in fact my gratitude shows gratitude. Showing gratitude is beneficial in a number of ways, taking time to consider your good fortune with regard to various aspects of your life usually leads to positive feelings and thought which will in turn influence your actions.
It brings with it numerous physical, psychological and social benefits, these social benefits play out in unique ways with regard to your romantic relationships according to a study that was done by Amie M.Gordon of the University of California, Berkeley.
☺ Enhances Value
Being appreciative of your partner will enable you to really see their value, whether it’s recognition of an endearing personal trait, a skill or even physical appearance – appreciating the will increase perceived value. We tend to hold onto something that is valuable to us, in this gratitude allows you to better see and feel the benefit of what your love has to offer you – thus leading to increased desired to maintain the relationship and to make your partner happy, which in turn will have a further ripple effect.
The couples in Gordon’s study acted in a more positive way toward their partners and they were more attentive listeners as a result. Appreciation increases the value your partner brings to your life and they fuel actions so that you will do whatever you can to keep the relationship in a state of happiness.
When you use the good actions of maintaining a relationship, it will increase the intimacy between partners.
Feeling and expressing appreciation towards your partner will set the cycle of gratitude in motions, your actions will not go unnoticed.
Acts of caring and attention goes a long way toward eliciting positive feelings and behaviour in your significant other, they are then in turn inspired to reciprocate in kind. If you feel wanted by your partner, don’t you want to do more in turn for them? Remember that perceived value leads one to take actions to solidify commitment.
Perhaps now you can see why grateful couples usually have longer-lasting relationships. Taking time to appreciate something about your partner each day can have a tremendous impact on your interactions, especially in those times when things have gotten stale. Gratitude is a simple, but powerful, tool for renewing the romance
To your Love, Happiness and Success
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