One of the most powerful ways of showing your love and deepening the connection of your relationships is through the power of appreciation. Research studies have shown that it takes at least five positive interactions in a relationship to every one negative interaction for a spouse, partner, or significant other to truly feel appreciated. Today, many couples struggle to share and receive deep appreciation - for a variety of reasons.
So, how can we strengthen the emotional connections we share with our loved ones? How do you begin showing your appreciation for the people around you if you’ve never been given a positive example to model and emulate?
On today’s episode, I explain how sharing your appreciation for those around you - as well as being open to receiving it - can impact the way we connect with others and the world around us. I explain how feeling appreciated can impact your health as well as your intimate relationship with your spouse and how the power of appreciation can impact a couple’s ability to communicate better, cope with challenging issues, and repair conflicts. I also share practical strategies you can use to begin improving your relationships through the power of appreciation.
“Appreciation is like the vitamins in a couple’s immune system.” - Pripo Teplitsky
This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:
- The importance of appreciating things in the moment - instead of waiting until it’s too late.
- The “Zap Out” technique and how it helps inspire and encourage feelings of appreciation.
- Why being authentic about your appreciation for others is critical for the receiver to feel appreciated.
- How feeling appreciated impacts your health and the “feel-good” hormones, oxytocin and serotonin.
- What is “The Couple Bubble” and how it impacts your personal
- How grounding the connection of your relationships in appreciation can help couples cope with challenges, communicate better, and repair conflicts.
- How giving and receiving appreciation can impact a couple’s intimacy and sexual desire.
- What is “Appreciation HeartShares,” how the exercise can be used to positivity impact your relationships, and why you should do it regularly.
- How focusing on negativity blocks your ability to show appreciation.
- Why parents should model appreciation for - and with - their children.
- Strategies for consistently practicing the art of appreciation.
- The impact of using positive interactions and endearing, loving names during moments of conflict.
- Why it’s critical to be specific when sharing your appreciation for others.
- How writing - and speaking - your appreciation for others can empower and deepen your relationship.
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