Discover how to become a more loving partner by planning these special surprises that will certainly upgrade your relationship in more ways than one.
Lavish life is a treat but it does not always translate to happiness in the affairs of the heart. You can go on grand vacations, receive the most expensive of gifts and dine in the finest restaurants daily, but still feel unloved by your partner. Emotional shortcomings cannot be fixed with material things alone.
The homemade dinner date.
Food is never a bad idea. Cook your partner’s favourite dish unexpectedly one day. Make it romantic by having dessert prepared. We often think of cooking as a chore when things get comfortable in a relationship and our busy schedule can frustrate us to the point of being grumpy and unkind. Effort is magic even if you don’t think you are a master chef; trust me your special someone will appreciate it.
The handwritten love notes.
Handwritten words seem to have an effect on people. Simply seeing the handwriting of someone you love adds a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes the message feel personal and comforting. It is something no store bought card can give and there is no excuse to why you shouldn’t do this. Every day write various reasons why you love him/her on a piece of paper and place it somewhere he/she can see it at some point. Just one line, one reason can make that person smile. It’s really a beautiful, little surprise that can brighten any mood. All the notes can be collected and kept in a box as a keepsake or even as something to read on tough days.
Plant a garden together.
Yup! That’s right. Gardening together can be golden for more reasons than one. You get to bond whilst setting everything up, deciding what you want to plant and watching your creativity flourish. It’s an easy way to create something together outdoors and it can even add to the kitchen, therefore, saving money. Doing hobbies together can bring you closer, emotionally. Win win.
I can say this a million times in a million articles in a million different ways and then say it all over again. It is that important and yes, it can make that big of a difference in your relationship. Faith is priceless. Pray together even if you practice different religious beliefs. Take the time at least once a week to sit down and give thanks, voice your problems, voice your goals, and everything else that needs attention, to God and to your spouse. It’s a brilliant way of bonding, healing and growing together whilst forming a spiritual connection that surpasses the physical.
Music Time and Movie Time.
Create a playlist containing songs that remind you of your relationship then play it for your significant other while enjoying a relaxing evening, reminiscing on memories like your first date and first kiss. It sounds corny but trust me, sometimes a blast from the past is exactly what we need for a fulfilling jolt towards the future. Remember what made you fall for that person in the first place. Movies that you both watched together or even a new movie with some microwave popcorn and comfy clothes at home is a real inexpensive treat the entire family can enjoy.
Break away from the norm. Say hello to whipped cream and honey in bed. Say hello to something new! If you keep following the same pattern during sex it can become robotic or boring. It’s great to spice things up every now and then. Role play is an easy way to do this and it can cost nothing. Use your imagination, ask your partner about the fantasies and fetishes then act some of them out. It just takes a little imagination and more importantly, communication. Both of you might discover things you never knew about each other. Also, online has a plethora of couple games that are accessible. Click away!
The small gestures and efforts that are made every day is essentially what can keep relationships alive and vibrant with both partners feeling appreciated and remembered. Let’s make them feel as special as they are.