Do you ever wonder how, in this world full of busy people, a couple can stay together for such a long period of time? The truth is that real love stories are not fairy tales, and people all need to show their partners that they make our lives happier, more colorful, and livelier. It’s important to let your partner know how much you appreciate them.
It doesn’t have to extravagant, nor costly. There are a lot of simple ways to let your partner know that you appreciate them. Simple gestures can mean a lot, and sometimes, small things like saying “Thank you” is all we need to do. Here are some of the best ways to show your partner that you appreciate them.
Say “thank you”
Saying thank you is a common courtesy, but we often forget to say it to our partners because we are used to them doing things for us. Whether they open the car door for us or just pass over the platter of rice during dinner, saying “thank you” is one of the simplest forms of appreciation. It lets your partner know that you recognize what they do for you, and that you appreciate it.
Give them a warm hug
A warm hug for no reason at all might surprise your partner, but it is one sure way to show them how much you care. It is also likely to melt their heart, especially when they are having a hard day. This one small gesture is a simple and effective way to show your love and appreciation, and you will benefit from the hug as well.
Slip a sweet note in their book or planner
A loving note is a cute way of letting your partner know that you appreciate their presence in your life. You can be creative with colorful sticky notes or colored pens. A note that your partner can find later on in the day is the perfect way to surprise them and let them know you care.
Whether we admit it or not, we are always preoccupied with things that interest us and steal our attention. Whether it’s a football game, a TV series, or Instagram, there are many things that take our attention away from our partners. Listening to their office stories at the end of the day may be a little boring, but sometimes they need to share it with someone who knows them. So, put down your phone and take the time to exchange stories with your partner. You will be surprised that can still learn a lot about their personality just by listening to them.
Cook for them
They say that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Cooking your partner’s favorite dish for them is a great way to let them know that you love and support them. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated – the effort is what counts.
Be sensitive to their needs
The secret here is to pay attention to the small things that your partner is telling you. All these little things make up your partner’s needs as a person, and you can learn a great deal about their desires and fears just by paying attention. It shows them that you care and appreciate the way that they feel.