The following three-word phrases can be tools to help develop every relationship:-
Let me help:
Good friends see a need and then try to fill it. When they see a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they jump in and help out.
I understand you:
People become closer and enjoy each other more when the other person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know that you understand them, is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship. And this can apply to any relationship.
I respect you:
Respect demonstrates that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds and become closer friends.This applies to all personal relationships.
I miss you:
Perhaps more marriages could be saved and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other “I miss you.” This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved.
Maybe you’re right:
This phrase is very effective in diffusing an argument showing your humility of admitting, “maybe I’m wrong”. Let’s face it. When you have an argument with someone, all you normally do is solidify the other person’s point of view. They, or you, will not likely change their position and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you.
Please forgive me:
Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong.
I thank you:
Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don’t take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. People whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.
Count on me:
A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship. It is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there.
I’ll be there:
You will know how good it feels to hear the phrase “I’ll be there.” in an emergency. Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happen to them and us.
Go for it:
We are all unique individuals. Don’t try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how far out they seem to you. God has given everyone dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only.
I love you:
Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person’s deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words: “I love you.” Love is a best choice you can make.