Love and Relationships

Happily Ever After Is Just The Beginning!

Lesli Doares, LMFT

Why Doing Things For Your Partner Isn’t a “Sacrifice”

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and so the anxiety begins.
Expectations can be high but that doesn’t necessarily spell doom. You
can easily capture each other’s hearts.

When relationships are new, there is a lot of focus on doing things for
each other. Over time, this behavior tends to fade out. But all
relationships are reciprocal; they are a function of reasonable give and
take. How each person perceives this reciprocity will determine how
happy they feel with the relationship. Dr. David Ludden, Professor of
Psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College, reveals what’s behind this
important relationship factor and how it can help you strengthen your
marriage.

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