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.”
- Ever assume that your spouse doesn’t need to hear the words “I Love You”
- Wait until your spouse says it first
- Insist that your spouse return the compliment, or keep store of how many times your spouse says “I Love You”
- Ever go a day without saying “I Love You”
- Wait until just the right or perfect time
- Think that saying “I Love You” is only “real” if it is done spontaneously
- Expect magic or miracles. Saying “I Love You” won’t resolve all your conflicts
- Automatically connect saying “I Love You” with sex
- 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.