Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2 Simple Rules of Love

This morning, radio hosts discussed two traits of successful couples. Because they are so simple, they are often are forgotten.

(1) Good Morning. Start every single day with "good morning." This simple gesture will let your significant other know you are there and you care.

(2) Thanks for Mutual Tasks. Thank your significant other for doing tasks you both benefit from, e.g. doing the dishes / making dinner. These simple acts easily become routine, and gratitude is lost. A small thank you goes a long way over time.

What simple rules work for you? And, more importantly, have you done them today?

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  1. We have a rule that when the other is out of town- we always get a good morning phone call and good night phone call. Another rule is no work on Sundays. :)

  2. This is so good Marcie. Since we don't live together one thing the Chef and I do is try to say hi/hello to each other when one of us arrives at the other's place or work. It's so easy to be immediately have a request or launch off into what's going on, but that moment taken to greet one another with respect makes such a difference.


  3. These are brilliant. So simple and easy but make a huge difference.
    xo Josie

  4. I love posts like this, Marcie. These two things are so important and so often overlooked when life gets busy. I think #2 is essential to feel loved and appreciated in a relationship. The little things go a long way. Gabe and I write each other little notes on post its and leave them around the house if our schedules don't coordinate that day.



  5. I love those two and always try to remember them. I also like always saying a quality goodbye when one or the other is leaving and also a quality hello. It's all about the little things.. :)

  6. Great simple rules.
    Our simple rule- My husband and I always say I love you before we leave for work and go to bed.

  7. I agree, saying thank you makes a huge difference! xo

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  9. oh! I love this; I am forwarding this post to my bf!

  10. funny to read these cause they are also my rules.. always saying good morning and kissing good night and thanking - lots of thank yous - for every sweet gesture.