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. The first exercise involves learning the positive trait of saying “I Love You.”
Here is Part I – the Do’s:
- Say “I Love You” to your spouse at least three times a day
- Push through any blocks or hesitations you have about saying “I Love You”
- Say “I Love You” even when you are feeling irritated, bothered, annoyed or upset with your spouse
- For a while, keep track of how many times a day you say “I Love You”
- Listen to yourself as you say “I Love You” and notice how it feels
- Sneak in a few “I Love You’s” in expected situations
- When in doubt, choose to say “I Love You” instead of backing off
- Write “I Love You” on your notes to your spouse
- Always end your phone calls with “I Love You”
Tomorrow’s blog… Don’ts!
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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.