Relationships can only last if there is a mutual effort that takes place. If only one person puts in all the effort and the other person just relaxes, taking advantage of their partner, then that relationship is bound to fall apart. Now, what are the efforts that one needs to take in a relationship? Well, it does not have to be something that is very complicated. You can just take a simple step like loving your partner and appreciating their presence in your life. This simple act of appreciation can not only do loads of good to your relationship, but it will also end up making your partner feel wanted. Here are some of the things that help when you appreciate your partner:
1. They Are Motivated
When you express your appreciation for your partner then they will feel like they are doing things right. They would know that you consider them as an equal in the relationship and that is just the kind of encouragement that they require. It motivates them to do the right thing again and again and help the relationship to grow.
2. They Will Show Their Appreciation
A relationship becomes cold and almost dead if there is no communication or appreciation taking place between the individuals. So, if you take the first step to open up (and it does take a little bit of courage), you just sprinkle a bit of courage on your partner too. Then, they will be able to open up and shower you with their appreciation as well.
3. They Feel Accepted
A word of appreciation is enough to make your partner realize that you want them in your life – they understand that they have an effect in every movement of your life. And that makes them feel accepted. We do not really accept too many people in our lives, and when your partner understands that they have been accepted by you, it just sends shivers of happiness down their spine.
4. Respect is Important
When you appreciate someone, you show that you actually respect them. You know that they do a lot for you and you do not shy away in expressing that you are grateful for all of it. Every person works hard for something that they value and they would like to get something in return. For example, a person doing a job would want a salary at the end of the day. From you, your partner just requires a bit of appreciation in the form of respect or gratitude. They don’t demand it but it will make their day.
5. Their Views Are Important Too
If your partner expresses some kind of view and if you appreciate that view and integrate it into your own life, it will simply make them happy. When we are in a relationship, we understand that both of us are different. We try to fit in somehow, and that’s why appreciation is important. When you appreciate a different point of view that your partner presents, you are actually putting out the message that they are valuable. At least for you. And that is enough for them.
6. They Are Being Observed
Sometimes, appreciating someone reveals a lot more about you as well. When you appreciate your partner for some small, unmentioned act, then your partner understands that you observe everything about them. It’s not like in a spy movie – but rather, it’s a kind of observing aspect that we expect from a partner. They will feel special and would love to know that the little unnoticed effort that they put in to enliven your day had now actually been noticed. Now, they will try to put in more effort and also appreciate your observant skills.
For any relationship to thrive, appreciation is important. There are a couple of signs that show that there is no appreciation present in a relationship. For example, you can feel a growing distance between you and your partner, love is no longer the same, and your partner is taking decisions without inviting you in the decision-making process. When such a situation happens, it’s time for you to communicate and find out what’s wrong.
So, have a happy relationship, full of appreciation and contentment.
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