With everything going on in the lives of the average couple, it’s easy to forget the small gestures that keep a relationship ticking. What most couples don’t realize, though, is that it doesn’t take much to help your partner feel more valued every day.
I’ve been guilty of half-listening to my girlfriend. And that means you give half-assed responses. That is not good. Put down what you’re doing — or at least, tell your significant other to give you a second if you are in the middle of something dangerous, then give them your full attention.
Sometimes, they want you to push back. Don’t just profusely apologize. Have a backbone. It’ll be tough, because it feels like everything is going wrong, but you just have to take the stand.
There’s nothing more intimate than lying in your bed naked with someone you love and letting your thoughts bare itself against theirs.
Working out together means you are both getting fit at the same time, and that means you both have a running buddy. Exercising together means more time bonding, pushing yourselves, and motivating each other.
Be it the big or little spoon, spooning is one of the best things of being in a relationship. Hugging (or being hugged) by a warm body — that’s the best way to take that mid-afternoon Saturday nap.
6. Put off arguing in public.
This is called respecting each other. Don’t argue in front of friends and family. That’s not cool. You can raise your voice, but do that behind closed doors. No one likes to see a couple argue — and it’s awkward for all of us.
7.Change your tone of voice.
That is, don’t whisper, but don’t shout either. Your assertiveness may come off as condescending, or your quietness may come off as uncertain.
Grand gestures aren’t the only way to express your love. Something as simple as brewing your partner a cup of coffee in the morning helps improve your relationship,