Ten Things You Should Always Thank Your Partner For
By: Samantha Proctor
It's no secret that relationships aren't always easy or perfect. We go through ups and downs and it gets difficult at times. However, just because relationships aren't easy doesn't mean that they aren't worth it. It just takes a lot of love, a lot of work, and a lot of patience to keep them going. It's also important to appreciate your partner for who they are and what they do for you. So here are ten things that you should always thank your partner for.
1. For being there for you.
Never stop appreciating having a partner that is there for you and continues to show up for you. Not everyone has that and it's not something that we should ever take for granted. Voice your appreciation to your partner so they know you notice them and appreciate what they do.
2. For choosing you everyday.
I know this may seem silly, but again, not everyone has a partner that chooses them everyday. Loyalty is one of the most important qualities in a partner, and sometimes one of the most lacked qualities. So if you have a loyal partner, never stop appreciating that.
3. For supporting you.
By supporting you I don't necessarily mean financially, but if your partner does financially support you you should of course appreciate that. But I also mean by encouraging you to follow your dreams, motivating and inspiring you, and helping you reach your goals.
4. For loving you on your bad days.
Everyone knows that loving someone on their best days is easy, it's the bad days that aren't always the easiest. So if you have a partner that is still willing to be with you and spend time with you on the days when you aren't your best, appreciate that.
5. For respecting you.
Respect is another thing that not everyone gets in a relationship. So if you are lucky enough to have found someone who does respect you, your friends, your family, and your things, don't forget to appreciate them. It's a hard trait to come by sometimes.
6. For respecting your parents.
Your parents are most likely a major part of your life, so it's important that your partner respects them the same way they would respect their parents. If you have a partner who does want to meet your parents, spend time with them, and is respectful, thank them for that.
7. For helping you.
No one goes through life without needing help and having a partner who is willing to help you when they can is not something you should overlook. Always appreciate the help that your partner can provide for you and let them know.
8. For shopping with you.
Sometimes there are probably other things your partner would rather do, but if they go shopping with you anyway you should appreciate that. It's not something they have to do, so if they are will to do it then you should thank them in some way.
9. For believing in you.
Having a partner who believes in you and sees the value in what you can do is super special. Not everyone has that and if you do it's definitely something worth noticing and being grateful for. Don't overlook your partner's faith in you. Acknowledge it and appreciate it.
10. For making you laugh.
Laughter really is the best medicine, so if you are lucky enough to find a partner who can make you laugh and keep you laughing, don't overlook that. Learn to appreciate your partner for having a sense of humor and being able to share that with you.
Be grateful for all the things your partner does for you and chooses to continue doing for you. Be grateful for who they are and how happy they make you. No relationship is perfect, but if you focus on the good and be grateful for what you have, it makes things a little easier.