Does Gratitude Matter in Marriage?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Gratitude Matter in Marriage?

Giving your spouse five compliments a day is a great way to build your relationship and jumpstart the gratitude cycle, according to researcher Amie Gordon, Ph.D. Her recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looked at the role gratitude plays in relationships. The study showed that expressing appreciation for one’s spouse resulted in the spouse returning the favor. “A nourishing cycle of encouragement and appreciation provides extra incentive to maintain our relationships,” researchers found. Even if you’re not naturally inclined to show appreciation, it is a skill that can be learned, and can start with simply smiling more.

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