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Expressing gratitude toward your spouse strengthens your marriage

Studies show that expressing gratitude toward your spouse strengthens your marriage and can have a healing effect when there are rifts in the relationship. Being thankful is associated with increased long-term happiness in marriage. Additionally, thankfulness can help a person reframe negative experiences in a more positive light, providing a more hopeful outlook on their marriage.

Here are some examples of things you can say to your spouse to convey your appreciation for them.

Thank you for…

still being here
working so hard
being a great parent
being understanding
making me smile
your encouragement
stepping up
being loyal
your positive attitude
being dependable
your affection
quality time
challenging me
the great memories
letting things go
your support
your love

EMM Admin

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