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Last week we explored how empathy, giving your undivided attention and spending quality time together improve family bonds. This week we examine the key behaviors of being affectionate, thoughtful and quick to apologize.


Behavior Six – Be Affectionate


Express to your family how much they mean to you. Vocalize your affection for them. Hug them often. Show them you care in any way you can, as often as possible.


Behavior Seven – Be thoughtful


Being thoughtful will display that you want to make your family members lives the best they can be. If they are down buy them a coffee at a cafe, do the dishes if they are tired, remember the book they were excited about and buy it for them.