There have been times in our almost 30 years that I have been aggravated over something… and instead of sharing the aggravation, I tell him I appreciate him or what he’s doing. The aggravation becomes gratitude on my end and he ends up being more appreciation worthy because he was shown appreciation- and the original reason I was aggravated disappears! It’s the little things that count, but the actual words I appreciate you are a magical tool in a relationship. It works with my kids too.
Contributors: Dorina Lantella Martirano from Dorina’s Kitchen