Every Spouse Would Like His Partner To Know
My relationship with you affects everyone in our family.
Our children's self-esteem
begins with our own.
To build my self-esteem, I need you to ...
Express affection for me every chance you get.
Touch me and hug me often
Tell me often what you love about me, in your
words and your actions. Don't
assume I know
it. If I act embarrassed or brush it off, don't
me. I need to hear it, so tell me
Let others, especially our children, know that
you value me, my ideas, my
Public affirmations of our love make me feel
happy and close to you.
Compliment me for jobs well done. Don't take
what I do for granted.
Listen to me without judgment, even when
you don't see it my way.
me when I fail or feel shaky or can't
get it together.
Let me know when you want and need love.
Just because we live and love together
mean I can always read your mind. Knowing
I can comfort and strengthen
you makes me
feel strong and important in your life.
Relish and enjoy all the ways we differ from
Express your spontaneous thoughts and
feelings of joy. They bring life and
Tell me your dreams and ambitions. Tell me
what pleases and excites you in
life and in
our life together.
and Iíll do the same for you.
Norma Randy de Kadt