Parenting

Tuesday Tip: Celebrate

| by Greater Good Science Center

Get excited about someone else’s good news.

One of my favorite things that happy couples do: They shout things like “WHOO-HOO!!!” when their partner shares good news. Enthusiastic spouses have longer lasting and happier relationships. So the next time your partner shares positive news with you, respond enthusiastically! (No, you don’t actually have to whoop or cheer, but your response does need to be positive and active—silent support, even if it is loving, won’t get you the same results.)

© 2011 Christine Carter, Ph.D.

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