This article is written by Jill Burgoyne
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My husband and I met at a wedding reception. It was because I detest one particular song. I had been dancing all night, but when that song came on, I slipped out of the energetic dance lines and next to the only boy not dancing. From the get-go we could talk about anything.
To me, our love story is from a fairy tale complete with roses, kisses, and a whirlwind romance. Now, ten years and five kids later, I reflect on the advice given to us for a long and fulfilling relationship. Because happiness is not happenstance, we’ve worked to nurture a good relationship. The most useful advice given us was about our words.
I would definitely argue that language is the most powerful tool we have. It plants ideas, nurtures dreams, and communicates information. How we use it greatly affects our lives. Here are five of the most important words or phrases we’ve learned use to strengthen our relationship with each other….