What makes a relationship? Is it the big gestures; the weddings, the homes, the children? Maybe, but maybe not. It’s possible that the real love and warmth of a union exists in all of those small details, the ones that slip just below the surface. It is the small things that make up life! So if you’re looking to make your partner or spouse feel extra special, then consider one of the small gestures that we’ve outlined below.
We’re very often wrapped up in our own world, our own thoughts, sometimes just our own smartphone. While it might seem like no big deal, if we’re forever directing our attention elsewhere, then we’re liable to take our partner for granted. And though they might not say that it’s a big deal, they’re probably picking up your vibe on a subconscious level! So if you’re going to speak with them, or even just say hello, then make sure you’re giving them all of your attention. They’re right there in front of you, appreciate them!
Make Their Life Easier
It’s not easy being a human in today’s world. We’re forever running around, trying to get ahead at work, all the while taking care of all the responsibilities in the home. If your partner is going through a particularly stressful period, and you’re in a position to help, then why not help them out? It can be as simple as offering to make the dinner or taking the dog for a walk, or just being a pair of sympathetic ears upon which they can air their complaints. Lighten their suffering in any small way, and it will make all the difference.While it might seem like no big deal, if we’re forever directing our attention elsewhere, then we’re liable to take our partner for granted.Click To Tweet
There’s nothing like giving someone a surprise to let them know that you’re thinking of them. Check out some gift ideas for him or her, wrap it up, and then give it as a special treat. They’ll love the surprise element of it, and then, of course, they’ll love their new gadget to play with. As well as buying a traditional present, you can also look at gifting an experience. There’s nothing like, say, tickets to see their favourite musician or sports team in action, or simply a surprise bottle of wine and delicious meal when they return home from a long journey. Matt is absolutely obsessed with knives so a new Opinel usually does the trick.
Early Morning Gestures
Did you know that how you start the morning dictates how the rest of the day is going to go. If your partner is starting the day feeling the warm glow of love, then they’re going to have a terrific day – simple! There have also been studies that have shown relationships are strengthened by spending some time together in the morning. Instead of getting up late, rushing around, and barely speaking to one another, take some time to share a cup of coffee, discuss the day ahead, and so on.
Make Them Part of Your World
Your partner isn’t going to be your entire world. You’re going to have friends, work colleagues, and family that are “just yours.” Yet, while you should have an independent life, that doesn’t mean that your partner has to be cut out of this side of your life entirely. If you’re going to see your friends, then invite them along from time to time. The strength of your bonds will only increase if they feel like they’re familiar with all aspects of your life, even if it’s just in a small way. Of course, when it comes to “girls only” nights, make sure they’re being left behind!
Time For Just You Two
How often do you spend quality time together? Life happens to get in the way, and before we know it, a lot of time may have passed before we’ve spent long days with only each other for company. If this happens, then make plans to rectify the situation by planning a romantic break away. You don’t have to go anywhere too exotic; a night in the countryside, in a romantic B&B is all it takes, or perhaps a stay-cation is an option. It’s a slightly-bigger-than-small gesture, one that’ll let them know that you’d be thrilled to spend the weekend with only their company.
Finally, how often do you tell them what you love about them? You might be thinking plenty of beautiful things about their character, but if you’re just keeping all your thoughts to yourself, then they’ll never know just how much you admire them. It takes a minute, yet the effects could last a lifetime.
Let me know in the comments what you do to show your other half how much they mean to you…
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