The biggest insight I got was that it all boils down to this:
- Each of us wants to feel appreciated and validated
- We are trying to let that person acknowledge us
- We are trying to let that person value what we contribute
How many times have we done something or sacrificed something for our significant other, only to feel hurt when they don’t see the value. Expressing appreciation is something so simple and powerful… and it doesn’t cost us anything.
Of course, your ego is going to paint you the victim here… but as with everything that has harmony and balance, it works both ways.
You must express appreciation and acknowledge the contributions of your other half…