Ever since I got into a relationship, it has been a journey- plenty of unlearning, breaking the conditioning I’ve grown up with and of course working on building the relationship, growing closer etc… In a world that often moves at a frantic pace, it’s easy to lose sight of the little things that matter most in our relationships. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, we can sometimes forget to express our love and appreciation for those we care about. However, it’s these small gestures that often have the biggest impact.

Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been together for years, taking the time to show your partner that you care can make a world of difference. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started:

1. Express your gratitude.
Take a moment each day to tell your partner something you’re grateful for. It could be something big, like their unwavering support, or something small, like making you laugh when you need it most. Letting your partner know how much you appreciate them will make them feel loved and valued. it does not matter how big or small the help/gesture was, tell a Thank you! 

2. Be present and attentive.
When you’re with your partner, put away your phone and give them your undivided attention. Listen to what they have to say, make eye contact, and be fully engaged in the conversation. Showing your partner that you’re interested in what they have to say and that you value their thoughts and feelings is a powerful way to show you care. Very very important… 

3. Do something unexpected.
Surprise your partner with a small gesture that shows you’re thinking of them. It could be a cup of coffee in bed, a handwritten note, or a thoughtful gift. These unexpected acts of kindness will let your partner know that you’re always on their mind. Mix things up, and make sure to think ahead, dont wait for the other person to ask.. 

4. Spend quality time together.
Make time for activities that you both enjoy, whether it’s going for a walk, taking a cooking class, or simply curling up on the couch and watching a movie. Unplugging from technology and focusing on each other will strengthen your bond and create lasting memories.

5. Be physically affectionate.
Hold hands, give hugs, and cuddle up on the couch. Physical touch is a powerful way to connect with your partner and show them that you care.

6. Be their support system.
Be there for your partner when they’re going through a tough time. Offer a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a warm embrace. Knowing that they have your support will make them feel loved and secure.

7. Remember the little things.
Pay attention to your partner’s favourite things and try to incorporate them into your life. It could be something as simple as remembering their favourite coffee order or their favourite movie. Remembering these small details shows that you care about them and that you’re paying attention.

8. Say “I love you.”
Three little words that can make a big difference. Don’t be afraid to say “I love you” to your partner often. Hearing those words will reaffirm your love and commitment to them.

Showing your partner that you care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It’s the little things, the everyday gestures, that truly make a difference. By taking the time to express your love and appreciation, you can deepen your connection and create a lasting and fulfilling relationship.

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