Relationships are made of both little and grand things. Sometimes, when we are in a relationship, we try to look for the grand things but overlook the little things that we need to do to strengthen the relationship.
But, according to researcher John Gottman, it is the little things that matter a lot and can help to sustain a relationship. Here are some of the little things that you can do for your partner:
1. Not Putting The Other Person Down
When you are in a relationship, you are in it together. Don’t put the other person down, irrespective of what happens. In a relationship, you are supposed to grow together as one – make sure that you do so. It will make the relationship amazing.
2. Pick Up Their Favorite Candies Or Flowers
You know your partner’s favorite flowers or candies. So, when you are going out to meet them, just pick any one thing from the store. Give them a surprise.
3. Respect Your Partner’s Views
Your partner is different from you – they are unique. They will have a view of the world which will not be the same as yours. Start by respecting it, even if you don’t agree with it. They are entitled to their opinion.
Laughter is the best medicine for worries and sadness. So, laugh out loud with your partner – share a smile. It will forge an unbreakable bond between you and your partner.
5. Be Attentive
Listen to your partner. Don’t let your attention sway when your partner is talking to you. Or else, it’s just rude and your partner will not like it. Your mind should not be in the clouds when you are spending time with your partner.
6. Buy something for your partner
When you are at the store, call your partner up and ask them what they need. It will show them that you are considerate and you are looking out for them. Buy the products your partner requires and make their day.
7. Preparing Breakfast
We would all love to get breakfast served to us and, sometimes, we would love to be the server too. Making breakfast for your partner is an amazing way to strengthen your relationship and make it really strong and healthy.
8. Don’t Speak Without Thinking
Whenever you speak, think. When you speak without thinking, you are more likely to say something wrong and that would create a lot of conflicts. So, always think from your partner’s perspective before saying something.
Whenever your partner comes back home after a hard day of work, smile. You may not know it but your smile works like magic and has the power to brighten up your partner’s day immediately. So, don’t underestimate the power of a smile.
10. Motivate them
Your partner will have certain days which are hard and which might almost seem too much for them to take. So, start by motivating them – encourage them to lead their days without getting stressed out.
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11. A Bit Of Praise
When you are having a good time, express it to your partner. Acknowledge their role in making the day better for you. When you appreciate someone, it just makes them rejoice and be happy about it.
We can make mistakes and it’s perfectly all right. But we should not put the blame on others or try to cover it up with more lies. If you have made a mistake, then take a step back and apologize for it. Your partner will appreciate your bravery.
13. Spend Quality Time
Your time is limited. You have to spend it well and spend it wisely. So, understand the limitations of time and make it the best day for you and for your partner.
14. Be responsible
We do not like to take responsibility for our actions. It would mean taking the blame and we do not want to accept that. But be a bit mature and start by accepting the blame. It shows how brave you are.
15. Kind Notes
Enliven your love by leaving behind kind notes all around the house. Surprise your partner when they come across such a note while walking around the house. Once they see how much you love or miss them, they will feel even more loved.
16. Do Things Without Expecting Return
Love is unconditional. So, start doing things for your partner without expecting something in return. Just do it for love’s sake. It will mean a lot.
17. Alone Time
We need to spend a bit of alone time for ourselves. It helps us to look within and grow. So, spend a bit of alone time with yourself and allow your partner to have their alone time too.
18. Don’t Do Anything Out Of Anger
When you are angry, you might start saying things you wouldn’t have said in the right sense of mind. This might ruin your relationship. So, when you are angry, think before verbalizing it. You don’t want to ruin the relationship, do you?
19. Doing chores
If you find that your partner is engaging in different chores around the house, then start by helping around. They cannot do everything and they need your help. Help them out for their sake.
When you are in a relationship, do not forget to compliment your partner. You have come into the relationship because you love something about your partner. Mention it and make them proud of it.
Relationships need to grow stronger over the years. Do these simple things and see how your relationship starts changing over the years.
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