I'm totally guilty of just expecting my husband to do things and be there for me, sometimes with very little appreciation.  So, while I'm not sure this study has the absolute answer to lifelong marital bliss, I can totally get where they're coming from!

According to a new study out of the University of Georgia, the biggest thing you can do to improve your marriage and keep it strong and happy is...always say "thank you!" Even if it's just for something dumb, like unloading the dishwasher or putting the laundry away, a little thank you goes a long way!

The researchers say that feeling appreciated and believing that your spouse values you directly influences how you feel about your marriage, how committed you are to it, and your belief that it will last.

So, apparently it's just that simple. Maybe it's true, everything you need to know you really did learn in kindergarten!

Some things I'd like to thank my husband for today:

-Helping Madelyn with her science project

-Getting the kids ready for school while I'm at work

-Doing the dishes last night

-Being supportive of me when I have a big meeting

Photo: Bethany
Photo: Bethany and Bub

What are some things you'd like to thank your spouse for today?  You should text them now!  According to science, you'll have a better weekend if you do!

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