Leave a Thank-You Note for Your Partner


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

No relationship is completely easy and painless. When you make a choice to be with someone, you are also choosing to work through arguments with them, learn to understand their past traumas, and support them through whatever life challenges may arise.

Sometimes (like this year) a huge challenge that affects our entire population presents itself. That can put a major strain on a relationship because there is nowhere to go to escape the issue—it's happening everywhere to everyone.

You and your partner may have had to set up temporary home offices and learn how to share the space when each of you needed to take a call. You may have had to each rearrange your schedules to take care of kids that would normally be at school or with a nanny. Add on any regular stress from your normal life events, and that's a lot to manage!

Now that we have passed the halfway point in this year, take some time to appreciate everything you and your partner have been through together in the last six months. Sometimes, when we're in survival mode, we stay so focused on the next task and forget to find gratitude. Reflect on all of the ways they have supported you or made a sacrifice for you, and make sure you tell them how much those efforts meant to you. They probably need the encouragement right now more than ever.

To make it fun, I've found some free printables that you can use!

13 Free, Printable Thank You Cards

"As a general rule, if the printable thank you card is to be folded once after printing then cardstock will work best. If it's to be folded more than once then regular computer paper is your best choice." —The Spruce

10 Thank You Notes for Your Spouse

"I love hiding notes and waiting to see how long it takes my spouse to find them. I don’t hide them too hard. It’s always nice to randomly find a meaningful note!" —The Dating Divas

'Punny' Love Notes

"Teasing and flirting with your spouse has never been easier! Using playful puns, these adorable love notes will make their heart skip a beet…we mean beat!" —The Dating Divas

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