It's been one of those days. A co-worker made some insensitive comments, one of the kids came home crying, and the dog pooped on the carpet (twice). She has just about had it.
Sometimes there's not much you can do to fix a rotten day. But other times, you can do a lot of healing with a much-needed compliment. This is a list of things your wife needs to hear when everything else about the day is terrible.
1. I'll never get used to your smile
You're not only admiring her smile but you're telling her that she keeps sweeping you off your feet again and again.
2. You're everything I need
A bad day can make her feel inadequate pretty quickly. Let her know that she's enough for you.
3. That looks good on you
It may sound like you're just complimenting her jeans but by telling her they look good on her she'll hear you say that she's beautiful for making them look so good.
4. I love that you're my kids' mom
Being a mom is hard. Let her know that you appreciate her specifically for what she does for them.
5. You're the best decision I ever made
Make sure she knows that no matter what, you would have married her all over again.
6. You make me a better person
Tell her that even if she feels like she's not making a difference, she's making a difference in your life.
7. My family/friends like spending time with you
It will make her feel good to know that people you're close to also value her and your relationship.
8. I value your opinion
Valuing her opinion shows that you respect her and rely on her advice.
9. You're so smart
Sometimes we forget how far that compliment can go. Maybe she's an excellent essayist, scripture scholar, or problem-solver. Let her know you value her mind.
10. I love talking to you
Communication is usually pretty important to women. She'll appreciate that you like having conversations with her.