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My thoughts on this is that every relationship you have in your life - be it with your mum or dad; sister; brother; uncle; aunt; friends or especially partners... you must action this particular word all the time.
Think back to a time where you went out of your way to help someone, but got nothing back in return - not even as much as a thank you. How did you feel? Where your feelings hurt, or more so you were disappointed in them? We have all been there.
Every action we all do to each other in relationships is very meaningful. That is why it is so important to acknowledge both the big and small things they do for us.
It is quite easy to take your partner for granted at times, because you know each other so well and just cruise through life a little bit distracted by events or situations. We should sometimes stop to think how does our partner feel over things. Can we help them more?
One thing about acknowledgement is it can slip through our fingers at any time. We continue on with our daily lives, completely oblivious to surroundings and the ones we love dearly. I have done this in a few of my relationships. I have carried on as if that person will be by my side forever, and that nothing will go wrong.
Through doing that, I have often put up that brick wall, and I have also crashed through it head on. Again, this sure is a life lesson to learn from.
If you start to feel you are not being valued or treated the correct way, then speak up. Donít hide your feelings. This is not being true to yourself. Learn the gift of communication between each other; express what you want to say, clearly and right to the point.
Some male partners can express their emotions, and will honestly take the time to understand the depth and cause of what is really going on that is distressing you in the relationship.
Unfortunately some other males would prefer to hide and take the slow way about it, or really have no idea how to express their feelings. Which ever way your partner takes, just make sure you are happy and fulfilled.
If you are at fault of not acknowledging your partner for some time; then start doing it from now on.
Little things help to make big things happen. Watch your relationship grow