It has already been established that a healthy and successful relationship requires effort and intentionality from both parties. To keep your relationship bond strong and the connection alive, you need to constantly make your partner feel special. Forget the fairytale stories, there is no magic to it, love requires time and attention to keep it going.
It’s not until you break the bank that you can make your partner feel special. There are simple gestures that’ll amplify the feelings of love and keep the butterflies in their belly flying. Without forcing things or seeming too pushy, you can communicate your feelings to your partner.
Here are 5 ways to make your partner feel special:
1 Give compliments
By genuinely giving your partner compliments, you can make them feel special. Tell them how good they look, how smart they are when they speak, how nice they smell and all the good stuff that you can find. It is rather more special when you give compliments about the seemingly little things, those things they would have thought you would not pay attention to.
Acknowledging your partner with sincere adoration will make them feel loved and special. Doing this often will keep the relationship happier, healthier and stronger.
2 Appreciate them
Do away with feelings of entitlement and obligations. Appreciate your partner’s efforts when they try to make you happy and make life easy for you. Say thank you to them for the seemingly things like picking the remote for you. Don’t assume that they would know you appreciate them, show your gratitude through your words or actions.
Doing this will not only make them feel special, valued and loved, it will motivate them to keep doing things for you effortlessly. Don’t take the things that they do for granted.
3 Show support
Nothing beats the feeling of knowing that you can count on your partner and be sure that they are on your team. Are there certain goals and aspirations that your partner has? Encourage them, support them with your presence and be willing to help them in the course of meeting their goals.
Be their cheerleader, be willing to listen when they need to rant, and motivate them to pursue their dreams. This will help bring you closer and strengthen the bond that you share.
4 Trust them
Show that you trust your partner with your actions not just your words. Do not second guess them or question their gestures towards you. Share your secrets, regrets, burdens, dreams, goals, aspirations and vision with them. It helps them feel closer to you.
Doing this will show them how special and important they are to you. It’ll also make your relationship peaceful, healthy and strong.
5 Forgive them
Holding grudges against your partner would create gap in your relationship. Your partner is human and therefore, is not perfect. Treat them as if they are not perfect and be willing to forgive them when they make mistakes. When you wrong your partner, get rid of your pride and ego and apologize too.
A relationship free of grudges is a happier relationship and it is bound to last long.
The road to a long-lasting relationship has its own ups and downs but with intentionality and efforts, it becomes easy. Is your relationship in its low time? Do you think you are starting to lose your partner? The few tips above would help you strengthen your bond with your partner and bring you closer. Remember that making your partner feel special should not be a one-time thing, do it as often as possible. Cheers to happy relationships.