Never underestimate the importance of the little things. You should always make it a point to pay great attention to the details in your relationship. You want to make sure that you don’t take the little things for granted. Yes, there are a lot of grand events and amazing gestures that take place throughout the course of your relationship. But it’s the mini-efforts that essentially make up a bulk of your everyday lives.
That’s why you always want to be making an effort to do the little things in your relationship. It’s the mini-efforts that you give on a daily basis that will foster a sense of consistency, stability, and security between the two of you in your relationship. A consistent stretch of mini-efforts are always going to be a lot better than grand efforts that happen too irregularly.
You are going to want to be consistent with these if you really want to uphold the integrity of your love and strength of your relationship. At the end of the day, the moment you begin to think that your efforts are meaningless and unneeded is the moment that your relationship is going to start losing its luster.
If you are feeling lost and you don’t really know what kind of efforts you should be making in the everyday life of your relationship, then this article is for you.
1. Put the phone down whenever you are on a date or are having quality time.
Technology can both be a gift and a burden. You have to make sure that it doesn’t become too much of a burden in your relationship. Whenever the two of you are spending quality time together, then just set that phone aside for the meantime.
2. Check-in with one another on a regular basis.
Always try to check in with your partner on a regular basis. You never know whenever something is bothering them and they’re just too shy or afraid to talk to you about it. Also, when you check up on them regularly, it will really make them feel like you care for them in a sweet and intimate manner.
3. Take the planning process into your own hands.
You can’t just always be waiting on your partner to be making the plans for the both of you in the relationship. You must also make it a point to show some initiative every so often. This way, your partner will know that you are also willing to do some of the heavy lifting on behalf of the both of you. A healthy give and take is always going to be good for a relationship.
4. Enhance your sexual life.
Don’t be selfish with your sexual life. You will discover that once you see sex as a selfless act, then that’s when you are most going to enjoy it.
5. Make an effort to look good for your partner.
Don’t let your partner think that you think they’re not worth the effort of making yourself look good anymore. Still try to dress as nicely as you can. Make sure that you take care of your body. Practice good grooming. Put in that effort for yourself and your partner as well.
6. Be honest and open at all times.
Honesty is the best policy, as they say. And it’s a policy that you are going to want to consistently adhere to throughout the stretch of your relationship. You must always make it a point to stay honest and open to your partner about everything. That way, the two of you will always be on the same page and it will be easier for you to act in-sync.
7. Take note of the little important details.
Again, attention to detail is always going to be crucial in a relationship. You always have to make it a point to take note of even the littlest things. If your partner casually mentions to you that they’ve been wanting to read this random book for the longest time, then store that in your memory bank. Then the next time you are at a bookstore, try to find that book.
8. Express your love and affection in verbal and non-verbal ways.
You want to make it a point to always express your love and affection for your partner in both verbal and non-verbal ways. This is a great way to always reassure them of the heavy feelings that you have for them. It’s always nice to feel wanted and loved in a relationship.
9. Make your partner a priority in life.
And of course, you will always want your partner to feel like they are a genuine priority in your life. You always want them to think that even though there are so many other things going on with you, you would never make them feel like they don’t matter. You should never make them feel insecure about their place in your life.