You can hardly forget because if you're not eating your stomach will remind you, right? Relationships need to be fed, too. If you want your relationships to grow then shower people with genuine compliments and don't stop. Words of appreciation and affirmation can build a stepfamily relationship, foster closeness in a marriage, and encourage cooperation between co-parents. Criticism can undo all of it and build walls of resentment. Don't just keep your family alive! Feed it appreciation food.