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Happiness Tip: Appreciate Your Loved Ones

Express gratitude to the one you love.

Research shows that gratitude is one of the most powerful — and efficient — ways to strengthen a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for that matter). Gratitude is relationship-strengthening because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and cared for by other people.

Take Action: Celebrate the one you love by detailing all the things that you appreciate about him or her. Cut out a dozen paper hearts, and write one thing for which you are grateful on each.

Join the Discussion: How do you show gratitude to the love of your life? Share in the comments below.