10 SIMPLE GESTURES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
May 23, 2018
Relationships are a lot like those potted orchids that are so popular as birthday presents these days – it thrives if you take care of it; if you don’t, it dies and you end up feeling like a horrible human for letting something so beautiful die such a sad, undignified death. Or you know, something a little less melodramatic.
The point is, relationships have to be nurtured. Luckily, it doesn’t always require a huge, big gesture to let your partner know that you still think they’re the cat’s pajamas. Here are then simple gestures that have a great impact:
BUYING THEIR FAVORITE JAM/JUICE/BREAKFAST CEREAL
Nothing says ‘I think you’re pretty neat’ more than buying your partner’s favorite guilty treat when you do the shopping. The mere fact that you remember that they prefer one brand of kiddie cereal over another is enough to remind them that you care.
GIVING THEM A FREE PASS NOW AND AGAIN
Did he get in later than expected after drinks with the boys? Let it slide this once.
If you’ve got a kid or two, you’ll know what a luxury it can be to grab a few extra z’s on a weekend morning. Make the kids their favourite breakfast and keep them occupied so your sweetheart can drool into the pillow a while longer. Trust me, it works.
LEAVING A NOTE
Leave a little love note in a pocket, laptop bag, on a windshield or in a lunchbox. It doesn’t have to say much to let them know you’re thinking about them.
BEING KIND TO THEIR FAMILY
Doing a favour for a family member shows that you care enough to extend your good will to their nearest and dearest.
REMINDING THEM OF A NICE TRAIT OF THEIRS
‘You’re such a generous person.’ ‘You always remind me to be kind to others.’ ‘You still have the best bum I’ve ever seen.’ See, even you’re smiling right now!
MAKING A BIG DEAL FOR NO REASON
Making a big fuss on birthdays and anniversaries are par for the course. Make your partner feel special by choosing a random day to make a big fuss about them. Bake a cake, break out the bubbly and drink a toast to their general awesomeness.
SHOWING THEM OFF
‘So this is my talented girlfriend I’ve been telling you about.’ ‘Isn’t he just the wittiest?’ All it takes is once sentence to validate their fabulous existence.
KISSING JUST BECAUSE
Work in a good snog just because you feel like it. In grown-up relationships kissing often becomes a mere precursor to sex. Pretend you’re a teenager and kiss his socks off!
SAYING SORRY LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Are you in the wrong? Apologize and mean it. Saying sorry when you’ve messed up can be difficult, but it’s necessary to keep things on an even keel.
There you have it- ten simple ways in which you can let your partner know that they are still the apple of your eye. Do you have a special way of showing your partner that you appreciate them? Get in touch & share the love!
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I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
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