Don’t Try to Cheer Your Partner Up ~ Gottman Marriage Minute

Whenever someone is upset or sad, our natural response may be to try and cheer that person up. But that can be problematic in a romantic relationship. The tricky part with empathy is that it isn’t about trying to lift your partner’s, or anyone’s, spirits. It’s about validating the emotions that they feel, and understanding … More Don’t Try to Cheer Your Partner Up ~ Gottman Marriage Minute

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When you say “thanks,” be Specific

Offering compliments, saying “thanks,” and expressing true gratitude to your partner are all related, but they are different in a few notable ways. Compliments tend to praise or express admiration for someone. For example, telling your partner that they look great in their new outfit. Saying “thanks” expresses appreciation, and that’s nice, but what are you thankful … More When you say “thanks,” be Specific

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