My husband and I once attended this great 8-week seminar (a few years ago) called "Make your good marriage great!" We went with some friends and it was fun and informative. One of the things they taught is that women need the 3 As - affection, attention and appreciation. Lately, I've been thinking about that seminar, and it occurs to me that the most important of those to me personally is appreciation. Of course, I like affection and attention too (who doesn't?), but to me being appreciated by my husband is possibly the most important. I feel like I do A LOT for the family - both at home and by working hard outside the home to bring in money that allows us to have a better standard of living. And, sometimes, it seems like my hubby doesn't really get it - or he just takes it as a given. He isn't trying to be rude or anything, but I guess it's human nature to start taking people and things for granted. So, every once in a while, I need to remind him to kick up the appreciation a little bit. (There's usually a similar increase in our sex life, by the way!) Some of the things we've done is that he tries to keep a gratitude journal listing some of the things about me for which he is grateful, and I do the same. This was actually an idea from the seminar. What about you? What is something you yearn for from your significant other? Do you agree about the 3 As?