Staying up with all things marriage, I’ve been reading a new book and will be passing on information from it.  The book is called Reclaim Your Relationship by Ron Potter-Efron and Pat Potter-Efron.  Yesterday’s post Do’s When Saying “I Love You” to Your Spouse.  The second half of the exercise involves the negative traits of saying “I Love You.”


  1. Ever assume that your spouse doesn’t need to hear the words “I Love You”
  2. Wait until your spouse says it first
  3. Insist that your spouse return the compliment, or keep store of how many times your spouse says “I Love You”
  4. Ever go a day without saying “I Love You”
  5. Wait until just the right or perfect time
  6. Think that saying “I Love You” is only “real” if it is done spontaneously
  7. Expect magic or miracles.  Saying “I Love You” won’t resolve all your conflicts
  8. Automatically connect saying “I Love You” with sex
  9. Stop practicing until you’ve developed a firm habit of saying “I Love You”
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Megan, a native of Kansas City, Kansas is an empty nest parent of three adult children Ayanna, Jonathan and Isiah. Megan is a Christian and active in ministry at her church Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Arlington, TX. She is currently a Doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University. Her personal interests include independent film, music and marriage enrichment. Megan is the co-founder of the Minority Behavioral Health Provider Networking Group along with colleague Cynthia Thompson.

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