Love is the most important word in the English language. Most people agree that our deepest emotional need is the need to feel loved. I like to picture inside all of us is an emotional love tank. If the tank is full—that is, if we feel loved by the significant people in our lives, then life is beautiful. But if the love tank is empty, life becomes dark.
So, I’m asking you, “On a scale of 1-10, how full is your love tank?” Better yet, why don’t you ask that question of your spouse? If their answer is less than 10, you ask: “What could I do to help fill it?” Then, to the best of your ability, do it. If you do this exercise once a week, your spouse will likely begin to ask you the same question, and you will learn how to keep each others’ love tank full.