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Small Positive Things Often

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

For great relationship health you need to invest in your relationship often. Grand gestures are good and fine, and certainly important on big occasions, like birthdays and romantic celebrations. But, relationship science tells us that happy relationships occur when there is a ratio of 5:1 positive to negative interactions. Loving actions are much more powerful than words, and the little daily kindnesses can set your relationship up strong.

Here are a few tips to get you started.

The Gottman Institute have also compiled at month-long challenge, which encourages and reminds you to do a small thing every day.

Small Things Often
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I usually recommend that couples print this off and stick it somewhere visible like the fridge, to prompt reminders.

Disclaimer: This post is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be taken as counselling/therapy advice or used as a substitute for such. You should always speak to your own counsellor.



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