So often in intimate relationships, we *assume* we know what our partner needs to feel appreciated. But the reality is, we all have different needs at different times, and so it’s important that you communicate with your partner, and don’t assume that they feel appreciation in the same way that you do. For example, sexual fulfillment may be important to one partner, while conversation might be a top priority for the other. Or perhaps you feel appreciated by receiving compliments while your partner feels appreciated by receiving gifts. Keep in mind that the more likely you are to fulfill your partner’s needs and make them feel appreciated, the more likely they are to do the same.
Contributors: Jennifer Blough from Deepwater Counseling