What is love? Love is defined as a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. When you’re in a relationship, especially if you’ve been together for awhile, it can be easy to take each other for granted. You love your partner and he loves you- you both know it- so is it necessary to demonstrate it?
The answer is yes! Don’t you enjoy it when your partner surprises you with an act of love or kindness? You feel loved and appreciated, right? So, while you may know it deep down, it’s still nice to hear or feel, at least once in a while.
In this book, I will give you a few tips to show your partner that you love and appreciate them, no matter how long you have been together. These tips will help you to reignite passion that has fizzled or keep the passion alive.
1. Say “I Love You.”
The very first thing you should do to show your love is to say it. My husband and I say it all the time. We sometimes verbalize it and sometimes we just give each other the “I love you” hand signal. Saying “I love you” takes just a few seconds, but it means the world to your partner.
2. Be Yourself.
Don’t try to be something you’re not just to impress your partner. Don’t try to play the roles of fictional lovers such as those you see on television and movies. Just be who you are- your partner will know that you love then when you relax and stop trying to be someone or something you’re not.
3. Offer Your Partner A Massage.
At the end of a long day, give your partner a back and/or a foot massage. You don’t have to do this every night, once in awhile will speak volumes. Every night, my husband and I do give each other a back massage- sometimes we even throw in a foot massage if it’s been an especially tough day.
4. Send Flowers.
You don’t have to wait for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary to send flowers. If your partner works somewhere where he or she can receive deliveries, send a bouquet of flowers with a card that simply says, “Thinking of You.” Or, if he or she can’t receive deliveries, bring home a bouquet of flowers, or even a single rose in your partner’s favorite color.
5. Cook Dinner Together.
Take the time to cook a meal together. Dinner together is good because it’s the evening meal and you can settle in together afterwards. If your wife usually cooks dinner, helping her out will show her that you really do love her. Also, you get bonus points for helping clean up after the meal.
6. Watch A Movie Together.
Curl up on the couch and turn on your partner’s favorite movie- even if it’s not your favorite. Your partner will love you for it and it will help you to grow closer.
7. Have A Date Night.
Aim for once a week, if you can and take the time for a date night. Don’t answer phone calls or emails- just be together. If possible, turn the phone completely off so that your partner has all of your attention. This shows them that you love them enough to tune everything else out.
8. Do Something Your Partner Normally Does.
Surprise your partner by randomly doing a household chore that they normally do. Bring home takeout so she doesn’t have to cook. Take his vehicle to the car wash, vacuum it out, and fill it with gas so he doesn’t have to. The possibilities are limitless.
9. Cook Your Partner’s Favorite Meal.
If you have kids, quite often, their tastes set the tone for the family meals. Once a week, shift the focus off of the kids and focus on your partner and what they like. After the meal, if the kids are old enough, have them clear the table and start washing the dishes so that you and your partner have a few minutes to really connect.
10. Go For A Walk Together.
Take the time to go for a walk together. You can talk about things that are going on, or you can just quietly be together and enjoy nature. Make sure you hold hands- touch is a powerful thing to help reassure your partner that you love them and are there for them.
To read all 50 Tips please view the book on Amazon that is available for free with Amazon Prime. In the book you will find all 50 Things to Know and other resources.