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.