WS Podcast Ep 51: The Best of the WifeSavers Podcast: How to Get (and Give!) More Appreciation in Your Marriage

Do you feel UN (or under!) appreciated? Does your husband seem impassive, unaware, or inconsistent in his notice of all you are and all you do? Disappointment, disconnect, or disrespect is often the direct result of feeling taken for granted.

In this episode, multi-award-winning author and global marriage educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who knows her relationship and her family could be improved by more frequent expressions of thankfulness, but who doesn’t know how to motivate or inspire her husband to comprehend the obvious: she and the family need and deserve his appreciation. Listen and learn how to create a culture of gratitude in your marriage. 

THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “My husband and I are having difficult times because our relationship is missing this important phrase: thank you. How can I help my husband practice this more? Thank you!”


  • Why hearing “thank you” is so important to a woman
  • The common ways spouses fail to appreciate one another
  • How “appreciation” is different than saying “thank you”
  • Detecting his nonverbal demonstrations of appreciation
  • How to ask for more verbal expressions
  • The impact of her appreciation on him
  • He wants her appreciation for this one thing most of all
  • Creating a culture beyond “thank you” and “appreciation”

“I LOVE that the podcasts are a discussion with Ramona’s husband because it provides such a great example of a healthy, beautiful relationship and conversation. Plus they are so fun to listen to!” ✮✭✭✭✭” Apple Podcasts listener


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