If you want to give your spouse the best gift you can possibly give, consider giving the gift of a more positive you! If any of these behaviors apply to you -- stop doing them!
- Never saying "I love you."
What to do: Say "I love you" at least once each day.
- Saying "I Don't Care."
What to do: Show you do care. Share your opinion when asked.
- The eye roll.
What to do: Make a conscious effort to stop this type of put down.
What to do: Instead of nagging your spouse, try positive approaches.
- Hurtful teasing.
What to do: If your spouse objects to your teasing, accept that the teasing is not liked or appreciated and knock it off.
- Breaking promises.
What to do: Keep your promises. You can strengthen the trust between the two of you by keeping your word.
- Avoiding doing your share of household chores.
What to do: It's your home, too. Don't expect your spouse to do it all.
- Being negative.
What to do: Change your pattern of negativity and discover ways to be more positive.
- Saying no to sex.
What to do: Say yes more often and don't expect your spouse to be the only one to initiate sexual intimacy.
- Making major decisions alone.
What to do: Talk with your spouse about how you two can make important decisions together.
- Forgetting to give compliments.
What to do: Focus on being more aware of things your spouse does that deserve a compliment.