Life is busy. And, it’s easy to forget to make our partners feel loved every day.
We all have different partners in life. However, there is ONE partner who is foremost in your mind – The ONE you want to spend the rest of your life, share your dreams with, and care about. The ONE you are proud to talk about with your friends and family. The ONE who compliments, challenges, and sometimes provides you with the constructive feedback you need to hear.
For me, my partner is my wife. Your partner could be your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé(e), wife, or husband.
As you know, life can get busy.
And like many, we can easily forget to make our partners feel loved every day, but if you are intentional, you can make your partner feel loved every day by doing some simple things.
1. Smile, hug your partner
Smiling alone can brighten up not only your partner’s day but yours too. It is proven to help reduce stress and increases productivity.
Smiling is contagious so why not smile with your partner every day? In addition, you can give your partner a passionate hug and kiss every day. Personally, it’s the last thing l do before l leave home and the first thing to do when l get back home.
A one-minute hug, kiss and smile could lead to many things for your partner, yourself, and your relationship.
2. Compliment your partner. Tell her she is beautiful. Tell him he is handsome. Compliment their character, or a wonderful quality they have, or where you can see they are making an effort.
3. Say “Thank you for choosing me”
Thank your spouse for choosing to be with you. Being with someone is a choice we make every day. We choose them every day over the temporary pleasures, over our selfishness; and they do the same.
Your partner chose YOU out of the billions of people in this world. Be thankful!
4. Listen to your partner
Listening is a skill that requires intentional effort from you. Listening means you give your full and undivided attention to what your partner says. Never listen while thinking about your response.
Your partner will be able to communicate better with you if he/she knows you listen to what they say. When you listen to your partner, you will also be able to provide them with constructive feedback on questions, ideas, or discussions they have with you.
5. Spend time together
It could be cooking, playing a game at home, or going to an event. This is the time in which you connect with each other on a different level. You can ask your partner about their day and tell them about yours. During this time, you can talk about your goals as individuals as well as a couple. Share what you are learning.
You can have great conversations, laugh, and be happy in each other’s presence. Do something together every day, even if it is taking a bath together.
Choose whatever time fits your schedule and commit to spending that time together with your partner.
6. Encourage your partner to achieve their goals
We all have dreams. I have some BIG ones, and l am sure you do too. Your partner also has some BIG dreams.
Despite how well we plan and act on our dreams, there are days when you feel like giving up. When the hindrances and roadblocks seem unending.
However, a little encouragement from your partner could be all you need to overcome the obstacles and achieve your dreams.
Spend a few minutes every day to encourage your partner to achieve their dreams. If your partner does not have one, help them figure it out. You are in this together.
7. Say “l love you”
Say it in person, and via pen and paper, text, social media, email, etc. Say it when you first wake up; whisper l love you into his/her ear.
As you can see, we can all do these simple things for our partner every day. Pick three of these simple things and start doing them for your partner today.
What other simple things can you do for your partner every day? Share in the comments section!