The little words that work marriage magic-Spike Using terms of endearment like honey or sweetheart from time to time is a small but important way to keep a marriage loving. These terms make the other person feel loved and special. There are some other words that can help make your spouse feel special and aware of how much you love and appreciate him. "Thank you." We would not never thank a friend or co-worker for helping us out. But sometimes we forget to thank the person who we love most: our spouse. All couples forget now and then to thank each other for all they do. But thanking each other is a good habit to fall into because gratitude is necessary for the growth of love. Knowing that their actions are appreciated makes a couple more giving toward each other, and the more you give to each other the more your love will grow.