We all want to be the best partner we possibly can for the person we love. But life and everyday struggles can sometimes get in the way, and there’s always room for improvement. Luckily, there are many small yet significant ways that you can become a better partner and lover, and ensure your relationship is at its happiest and healthiest. Here are ten tips that you can start doing right now:
#1 Compliment your partner
If you’re in love with someone, there are obviously many things you admire about them. It might be their intelligence, their work ethic, their kind soul, or the way they present themselves. Take the time to let your partner know exactly what it is that makes you love them so much. It will truly make the world of difference.
#2 Communicate properly
The art of communicating properly is a two-way street—you have to know how to articulate your thoughts and feelings, and you have to be able to listen effectively. Make sure you’re taking the time to understand your partner’s needs, and to verbalize your own. It’s always better to talk about issues before they become a big problem, otherwise it may become too late.
#3 Kiss more often
Kissing is a beautiful physical way of showing affection, but it’s something that some partners do less often the longer they’ve been together! Take the time to kiss your partner in many different ways— on the cheek, hand, forehead, and of course, on the lips! Your physical bond will be stronger and this will help your intimacy levels too.
#4 Pay attention to the small details
Sometimes the important things are all in the details! Pay attention to the small things, like what your partner likes to eat, what topics make them smile, or what they did at work that day. It will help to show that you listen and care, and you can use these small details to make a meaningful gesture, like fixing them that snack they said they craved the other day!
#5 Maintain your personal hygiene
Once people get settled in their relationships, personal hygiene can take a downward turn. But remember that it’s still important to look good for your partner! They might find you attractive in your pajamas, which is all well and good, but make sure you’re still keeping yourself clean, tidy and smelling good! You don’t want the attraction you first felt for each other to fade away.