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:

  1. Say “I Love You” to your spouse at least three times a day
  2. Push through any blocks or hesitations you have about saying “I Love You”
  3. Say “I Love You” even when you are feeling irritated, bothered, annoyed or upset with your spouse
  4. For a while, keep track of how many times a day you say “I Love You”
  5. Listen to yourself as you say “I Love You” and notice how it feels
  6. Sneak in a few “I Love You’s” in expected situations
  7. When in doubt, choose to say “I Love You” instead of backing off
  8. Write “I Love You” on your notes to your spouse
  9. 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.

2 responses on “Do’s When Saying “I Love You” to Your Spouse

  1. T Scott says:

    Love it!! I just told my wife…

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