No, this isn’t a post about when to be truthful and when to keep things to yourself. Instead, this is a post about strengthening your marriage and your love life by letting your husband know what he means to you and what you really think of him. In this week’s HuffingtonPost.com Canada, the editors posted “20 Things You Should Always Tell Your Husband.”
It’s a great article and a refreshing change, focusing as it does on positive communication. Sometimes we focus so much on constructive criticism or discussing issues that we forget the power of telling our spouses how much and we love them and why. We want to share our five favorites from the HuffPost list, but do read the article to get all 20. Then try one a day for the next few weeks!
1. I never thought I would meet someone as special as you.
This conveys such a sense of gratitude, something we sometimes forget to feel when life gets hectic and marriage gets tough.
2. I don’t know what I would do without your support and encouragement.
This not only lets your husband know that his support is important, it also helps to keep that support coming.
3. Your love has helped me become a better version of myself.
It’s important to let your husband know that he, and your relationship, have a positive impact on who you are becoming.
4. Thank you for telling me I’m beautiful, even when I don’t feel beautiful.
Husbands are pretty good about complimenting our looks, because they know our egos tend to be brittle. But when was the last time you thanked your hubby for it?
5. You inspire me to follow my dreams.
If your husband has encouraged you to do what makes you happy, to capitalize on your strengths and to set new goals, let him know how much this means to you. We sometimes take that kind of support for granted, but we shouldn’t.
Be sure to read the rest of the HuffPost article and read the other fifteen encouraging and uplifting things that you should be sharing with your husband. Even one of these could make your mate’s week!