We all dream about meeting that Mr. or Mrs. Right that we plan to spend the rest of our lives with. When we finally meet them and they reciprocate, we are over the Moon. Then comes the wedding, life together, and possibly children. Life will be full of hardships, but we will not go through them alone and wait for better times to come. Our soul mate will be right there next to our side, but they too have feelings and expectations and that is why it is important for them to know that they feel appreciated and loved. This is not a one-off thing, but it should be made clear to them as often as possible. In fact, showing affection and love should be expressed daily, almost like a ritual. Only this way will our loved one know that we have their back through thick and thin and that our love for him or her will never grow cold. If you are unsure in which way to demonstrate affection or you are just outright shy, we wanted to show, first of all, why there little signs of appreciation are important and how to express them.
Help and make a conscious choice each morning
Many people, usually those who are unlucky in love, think that you choose your partner at the start of the relationship and that’s it; there is no more choosing involved ever again. This could not be more wrong, as each day, let alone a new month or a new year, bring along a whole new set of challenges to your relationship. The only way to persevere is to choose your partner over and over again, reminding yourself of why exactly did you fall in love with him or her. You have shared so much together, but by falling in love every day, you see your partner in a new light. An integral part of true love is making that choice constantly. When it comes to morning routines, this is more important than coffee. That is why every time you say “I love you,” you are saying it as if it were the first time.
Help your partner with cleaning, it’s not just job for woman or man, and internet is full of advices on how to clean your home, and your partner will appreciate it for sure.
You have probably already heard that the best advice on how to behave on your first date is to act yourself. This is because when meeting someone for the first time, in order to tell if you are going to like each other, you both have to be yourself. Pretending and lying will get you only so far. Your soulmate is a person before whom you have no secrets, because you are both honest to each other. This simply has to be a daily thing, because there are no exceptions and you cannot lie even once to them. This would start a vicious circle or lying that would eventually lead to a break-up or a divorce. Basically, if you are honest with yourself, you should be honest with your partner as well.
The joy of giving
Love and affection can never be bought by material things. This does not mean that you should restrain yourself from showing affection by buying presents. You probably exchanged gifts during your relationship, but these were more symbolic tokens of your love rather than something expensive. Even when your relationship gets serious, you shouldn’t stop giving gifts, no matter how small they are. A chocolate bar or a pair of earrings will do just fine. Even sharing a banana from the grocery bag counts as giving a present. Another way you can go is to wait for a holiday and then surprise your partner. This season Christmas hampers seem to be rather popular, but you can really buy gift baskets to your soulmate anytime you see fit. They can be a symbolic “thank you” for all they have done for you.
Favorite food can also be a good way of showing affection. Prepare home-made cheesy pizza and enjoy your favorite movie together.
What do you love about them?
We all have our little unusual rituals or faces we make when we are happy or angry. These small gestures are precisely the thing the partner takes notices of and you know what … they adore it! The same goes for them, because these little things are the thing that attracted them to us in the first place. Be sure to always say what these things you love about them are. For instance, “I love the way you comb your hair” or “I love the sound you make when you eat soup.” These things might seem trivial, but your partner will know you care because you see these details that nobody else noticed. They are going to feel both special and goofy, but definitely loved.
Listen to your partner’s needs and feelings
All relationships, not only amorous ones, most often fail for one specific reason: the lack of communication. We have already said that if you are honest with yourself, you should be honest with your partner as well. This is true for communication as well, as you must learn to share your thoughts and intentions. Likewise, you have to be ready to attentively listen to your partner’s needs and stories. More than often they are going to be something trivial, for instance how their day was, but sometimes they will share important things with you. Be supportive and hear them out, this is really important for their emotional health and it relieves them of stress.
All in all, sharing is caring. Let your soulmate know you are there for them 24/7.