Romantic relationships can be difficult to navigate. After the honeymoon period, some of the romance fades and reality sets in. You don’t have the time or money to go on fancy dates every week. You get busy with your career, friends, families, and life admin. You settle into a routine and begin to build your life together.
Relationships have their ups and downs. Sometimes you can’t keep your hands off each other, and other times you just want some space. It’s normal.
How to Make Your Partner Feel Loved
It is important to make time for your loved ones and incorporate a little romance here and there. Here are a few ways you can make your partner feel loved.
Help them out
Romance doesn’t have to be roses and chocolates. It’s about giving your partner what they need at that moment. Sometimes romance means cleaning the kitchen or doing the weekly food shop, so they don’t have to. You could always top it off with a box of chocolates as well.
Remember the special dates
Make a note of your anniversary, birthdays, and other special dates in your calendar. Set a reminder to buy them a present and write them an anniversary card. Your relationship anniversary is only one day a year. You should spend some quality time together and reminisce on your relationship so far.
Be present in the moment
Some couples try to have dinner together every night. They put their phones in a different room and set aside half an hour to eat and reflect on their days. It’s a time to pause and talk to one another amid the chaos of your everyday life. Give your partner your full attention for those thirty minutes before you run to a social event, and they resume work.
Plan a surprise date night
Nothing says romance like a surprise date. Ask them to clear their calendar for one evening and surprise them with a date night. You could go out for dinner at a new restaurant or try out a cocktail masterclass. Book an activity, like an escape room or bowling alley, to have a little fun on your date night. Escape your everyday routine and keep your partner on their toes.
Buy them a small present
Gift-giving is one of the five love languages. Some people show their love and affection through gift-giving. You could buy your partner a small gift just because you love them. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion or holiday.
Apologize for your mistakes
If you make a mistake, apologize for it. There’s no need to fight and blow the event out of proportion. Be honest with one another and try to keep the lines of communication open.
Make sure your partner knows just how much you love them.