Lori R. Holyfield Attorney at Law

An Advocate Through Life's Transitions

The Power of Saying Thank You

As a divorce lawyer, I hear it all the time: "She doesn't appreciate me."  "He must think I sit on the couch eating bon bons all day while the laundry and dishes do themselves." "She never says a word about how involved I am with the kids."  "He didn't even recognize all the overtime I worked so we could buy the RV."

Translation: I don't feel loved, respected, appreciated, or wanted.  My partner is just using me to make life easier, but s/he doesn't really care about me.  If your relationship is struggling, ask yourself, "when is the last time I thanked my spouse?"

There is power - real power - in expressing gratitude, even for the mundane and everyday sacrifices we make as spouses.  In this short but thought-provoking talk, Dr. Laura Trice explores the power of a simple "thank you."  It's worth the watch.

Lori R. Holyfield focuses her practice in divorce and family law and serves Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette Counties in southwest Tennessee.

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