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9/3/14 12:46 A

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I like this. I'm going to try this with my dh.

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9/2/14 9:05 A

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Those are some neat ideas. Thanks for sharing that one!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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9/1/14 7:46 A

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What Makes Your Spouse Feel Loved?
By Nancy C. Anderson

Study your mate as if he or she was a textbook and you were studying for a final exam.

If we make an effort to learn about our matesí preferences and priorities, they will feel understood and appreciated. If we educate ourselves about the various differences between our mates and us, and work on ways to play to each otherís strengths, weíll build strong hedges around our marriages.

Things to Think About

1. What are the biggest differences between my spouse and me?

2. Have I been studying my mate in order to understand (or to change) him or her?

3. What are some things I wish my spouse understood about me?
Things to Do

1. Make your "I feel loved when you/we ______" list. List at least three specific things. Some examples: make love twice a week, pray together every morning, compliment my looks, drive slower, hold hands more, attend church together, make sure clean towels are in the bathroom, help me give the kids a bath, buy me a small surprise once a month. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. If itís important to you, itís important!

2. Ask your mate to make his or her list. Then do the number one thing on that list without complaining, defending your past behavior, or saying how stupid it isóeven if it is.

3. Carry your mateís list with you and, during the next few days, do as many things as possible.

4. Compliment and thank your mate when he or she does something on your list ó even if they donít do it perfectly.

5. Continue to update your lists as new needs arise. Keep doing this until you die.

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