The Importance of Gratitude in Relationships

Gratitude is more than a casual “thank you;” it can be heartfelt appreciation and even a spiritual way of being. Being grateful allows us to respect the value, uniqueness, and beauty of someone or something. After the honeymoon phase of marriage, it is easy to take one another for granted and to focus on the little annoying things. Feeling and sharing gratitude for each other is integral for healthy relationships. Studies from U.C. Berkeley show that couples who show ongoing, reciprocal appreciation are less likely to break up. They feel more committed and develop respect and trust. You can cultivate gratitude in your relationship by starting with small goals like giving daily complements or smiling more often.

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