Within each of us there is a human need to feel special, wanted and appreciated.
When we chose to enter into any kind of relationship there are requirements that we seek.
Basically it comes down to the heart of the matter which is; “validation”.
“Hello, here I am, validate me and appreciate me”.
It has been proven that children will thrive under circumstances when they are loved, appreciated and validated. Why then when we enter adult relationships, romantic or not do we forget these things? I suppose it is the ho-hum day to day living that we forget to honor our partners, family, etc.
Appreciation and acknowledgement is a general basic need. Even our beautiful pets need that. So it is the same with people.