22 Parents Who Knew Just What to Say to Turn Their Partner’s Hard Day Around


On days when parenting a child with special needs seems particularly difficult, a shoulder to cry on may be necessary. Sometimes, though, all you need are the right words.

We asked our Mighty readers to tell us one thing their partners have said to them that helped them get through a rough day. The moments shared were inspiring, loving and thoughtful.

Take a look:

Kate Sytsma
Submitted by Kate Sytsma
Laurie Wood Arnold
Submitted by Laurie Wood Arnold
April Straughn Van Patten
Submitted by April Straughn Van Patten
Submitted by Jamie Datka Doyle
Submitted by Jamie Datka Doyle
Submitted by Jean Thomas
Submitted by Jean Thomas
Tracy Lyons Spencer
Submitted by Tracy Lyons Spencer
Submitted by Erin Flahaven Stuart
Submitted by Erin Flahaven Stuart
Jasmine Mostrom
Submitted by Jasmine Mostrom
Submitted by Kelly Kutscher
Submitted by Kelly Kutscher
Submitted by Maryanne Murray
Submitted by Maryanne Murray
Submitted by Melissa Cote
Submitted by Melissa Cote
Submitted by Trish Palko
Submitted by Trish Palko
Submitted by Trish Palko1
Submitted by Jessica Leroux
Leidy Jesse Garcia
Submitted by Leidy Jesse Garcia
Submitted by Amy Holler-Bender
Submitted by Amy Holler-Bender
Jennifer Steele
Submitted by Jennifer Steele
Lauren Casper
Submitted by Lauren Casper
Mary Trask
Submitted by Mary Trask
Angela Brotherton
Submitted by Angela Brotherton
Tala Rifai
Submitted by Tala Rifai
Patricia Anderson Campbell
Submitted by Patricia Anderson Campbell
Diana Delgado
Submitted by Diana Delgado

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