It really is the small things that make the most difference.
They say money buys happiness, but really it’s the things that money can’t buy that bring about the most happiness. Little niceties scattered throughout the day is the easiest way to keep a strong and healthy relationship. In fact, it’s crucial. Without these little acts of unasked kindness, relationships do decay and become stale, eventually leading to the unfortunate end.
Mornings And Nights
This one is a staple of a relationship, a fundamental building block that shows that special person that you care significantly about them even before initiating a relationship, and it’s as equally important once a relationship is established.
To many people, a simple “good morning!” can be a motivator to get out of bed, face a terrible day to come. It can linger on someone’s mind all day, making those monotonous days rather easy to glide on through. A “good night?” You betcha bottom dollar that can do just the same. It’s another way of saying, “Hey, I was thinking about you this morning, and I’m thinking about you now before I go to sleep, too!”
There is nothing sweeter than knowing that somebody is thinking about you in the moments where there is little to no thought at all, and then when all thoughts are coming to an end before the day’s end.
If you’re living together it can be a lot easier to do something like this, but there are many scenarios where leaving a note IS viable. For example, getting up for work in the morning and your partner has to sleep in? Leave her a morning note with something like, “Good morning, gorgeous! Have a great day!” Stuff like this will make your partner’s day better than any other day because you took the time and effort to write her something nice.
Try not to leave ‘notes’ via a text message. It’s just not the same as a good ol’ fashioned pen and paper. Leave it on her mirror, leave it on her bedside drawer, leave it literally tapped to her phone so it’s impossible to miss.
Trust us, she’ll thank you for it!
So you remember back when you had your first date? It was incredible, right? The mood was perfect, the excitement of learning about each other was always there, you were nervous not to say the wrong thing, not to order the incorrect meal, not to purchase the incorrect drinks. You wanted to make sure you dressed right, that your breath smelled good. You put in so much effort to make that night absolutely perfect because… THIS WAS IT.
Why did it have to end?
It doesn’t… A special date night every week, even every month, with the same attention to detail will keep the relationship stronger than ever. Dinner by candlelight, dressing with some sharp class, going out somewhere ‘fancy’. Treat your partner as if it’s the first date all over again. Only now, you know each other well enough that you don’t have to worry about ordering wrong, about looking poor - she’s already accepted you, now make her night a special one every so often, would ya!?
It isn’t too difficult to sit down and think about particular ways to make your partner happy. If they’re your partner, you’ve already had the first date, and the second, and the third. You may be living with each other, you may not, but you know almost everything about each other now. You know what they like and what they dislike.
Use this information, and a little bit of thought, to really make the relationship strong by making the love of your life happy!