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 also be your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, life partner, fiancé, or whoever you choose to be your life partner.
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 and Kiss 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?
Even babies smile while in the womb. 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 1-minute hug, kiss and smile could lead to many things for you partner, yourself, and your relationship.
2. Compliment your partner.
Tell her she is beautiful. Tell him he is handsome. Compliment their character quality or places you can see they are making an effort in.
When I come home from work to my wife and see she is tired from taking care of our two toddlers all day I say, "Thank you for taking care of the kids all day." Sometimes the compliment can be in the form of a thank you. "Thank you for remembering what I asked you to do, I really appreciate it. Thank you for trying to change this habit, it means a lot to me. Thank you for working so hard for us." Or something like, " You are so good at cooking/social situations/ making me feel loved," etc.
As someone who struggles with giving and receiving compliments, I can definitely say this has been a game changer for our relationship.
My wife loves compliments, so complimenting her on even the littlest of things she does boosts her confidence. It helps her to know l see the little and big things she does. She also feels appreciated and loved.
l am sure if you do the same for your partner, your relationship will become better.