One thing is for certain, there is no such thing as “too much appreciation”.
Showing your appreciation for something your partner did lets them know that you noticed and you’re grateful to them. You don’t have to be married for long until these every day activities can become expected. Activities like throwing out the trash, washing the dishes or making the bed aren’t necessarily things someone would expect a token of appreciation for so when it’s given it’s even more special and can maybe even turn your partner’s day around!
Whether you show your appreciation with a simple “thank you!” or a bouquet of flowers, what you can be certain of is whatever goes around, comes around! Your small token of gratitude will both make your partner feel good and also promote reciprocation of appreciation!
Rather than getting stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’, get stuck in an ‘appreciation cycle’! Your expression of appreciation supports good communication and inspires partnership.
So the next time your partner gets up in the middle of the night to check to see if the door is locked, or takes the car to be washed, or puts all the clothes on the floor into the laundry basket, throw them a ‘Hey, you’re freaking awesome! Thank you!”.