Have you said something nice to your partner today?
Have you acknowledged that she made an effort to be helpful? That he cooked dinner? That she asked you how your day was?
Have you told him that you love him?
It is amazing how significant the little words of love, acknowledgement and thanks can be in a relationship—especially one that is in conflict. When we don’t hear them we wonder if our partner sees the efforts we are making, appreciates what we contribute, or even if we are loved. But when we do hear them, we know that we are appreciated. We feel motivated to continue to try. We are more likely to say something positive in return.
Every day, find something nice to say. A relationship full of negativity will reflect back just that. In order to get positive results, put positives out there.