Gratitude: The One Thing We Need More of in Our Dating Lives and Relationships

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” ~ Melody Beattie

Above is one of my favorite quotes on gratitude.  It inspired me to write about gratitude in dating and relationships as I truly think it is essential to satisfying connections with ourselves and others.  I commonly come back to the idea of gratitude in my writing (see other posts on gratitude here) because it promotes healthy and positive wellbeing and instantly shifts a bad mood into a better mood and a negative event into a learning experience.

In terms of dating, gratitude helps build loving relationships with others while increasing positive energy around you and your date or partner. A grateful perspective also opens you up to seeing the silver lining in a variety of situations, even in a less than ideal date.

For more on this article, including how to incorporate gratitude into your daily life and five strategies to become a grateful date (even when the going gets tough), click here.  Check out, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, offering guidance by dating experts, how-to articles, reviews of the best dating sites and more. I hope you enjoy!


Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).  Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

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