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Everyday Gratitude is a Booster Shot for Romance

If you do something for someone else, this does not necessarily mean that the emotion of gratitude will be felt. It could lead to indifference, gratitude, resentment, misunderstood, or indebtedness instead.

But feeling and expressing gratitude to your romantic partner can increase the benefit of positive thoughts tenfold. The emotion of gratitude is adaptive, and ultimately helps you to bind yourself to the people who seem to care about your welfare.

According to Eurekalert:

“Events such as one partner planning a celebratory meal when the other partner gets a promotion, taking the children to the zoo so the other partner can have some quiet time, or stopping to pick up the other partner's favorite coffee drink are each examples of gratuitous behavior that could strengthen romantic relationships, if the recipient feels grateful in response.”

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