We live in a world where showing off your partner or buying them expensive things has become the prime way that people show they care about someone. But what happened to the days of chivalry, sacrifice, & a romance filled with pure passion? There’s much more to caring about a person than just showing them off like a trophy. Today, we wanted to touch on a few ways you can bring back that old-time love & courtesy, so many of us have forgotten. We want to share with you five ways that you can show someone you care, & they may not be what you expect.
1 ) Shut Off All Technology
Yes, you read that right. We live in a world where technology has taken control of our lives, but it shouldn’t take control of our relationships, too. When you’re on your phone or watching TV when your partner is trying to talk to you, it can make them feel very discouraged & as if you don’t care, even if you don’t mean to. So make sure you set the phone down, look them in the eye, & ask them how their day was. Make it a goal every day to have that one-on-one time with your partner even amidst checking your phone. Social media will always be there, but your partner may not. Ultimately this could be a make-or-break decision for strengthening your relationship.
2 ) Tell Them How Proud You Are of Them
Life is too short not to say the things we’ve always wanted to. Tell your partner that you love them & that you’re proud of them, & tell them often. Whether it’s starting a new job or accomplishing their reading goal, make it a priority to tell them how proud you are regularly. Often we get caught up in the hub-bub of everyday life & can take our partner for granted. It’s important to be their cheerleader & support through all the good times & the bad, & to always remember to offer them sincere praise for even the smallest of accomplishes. In Psychology Today’s article, “10 Ways You Can Let Your Partner Know You Care”, they also touch on the little things & the simplicity of the power of acknowledgment. Don’t take the power of your words for granted; they can truly change someone’s entire world.
3 ) Leave Them a Note From The Heart
Something that has become a thing of the past in this day & age is writing a love note to your partner. Yes, of course, you can do this over text message too, but there’s nothing like a hand-written letter to ignite the passion once more. Whether it be a note expressing your love for your partner, a simple reminder of how proud you are of them, or even telling them how beautiful they are. Trust us, writing a letter like this & leaving it for them to come home to after a long day will not only bring a smile to their face but will also remind them how much you care for them. You can find more creative & bittersweet ideas like this in the article, “Love Notes for Your Spouse” by holidappy.com.
4 ) Plan Surprises for Them (Especially Simple Ones)
Whether it be a night out at the movies, inviting all their friends over for a night of fun, or even just leaving their favorite bag of chocolates waiting for them when they get home. Whatever it is, planning surprises can show your partner how much you think about them even when you’re not with them, & can make them appreciate you even more. You don’t have to spend money to make surprises matter; it’s all about what comes from your heart. We guarantee even just planning a night in for you two will make them feel loved & special. We also have another article on our page all about surprises for your spouse. Be sure to check it out under “Unexpected Surprises: Cute Things to do for Your Boyfriend.”
5 ) Open up to Them
And lastly, there’s nothing as intimate as expressing yourself & opening up to somebody. If you really want to show your partner you care, it’s time to be open & honest. Whether that be talking about your feelings, sharing your fears or insecurities, or sharing a story from your childhood, it’s time to open yourself up. Not only does this show them that you trust them & care about them, but it can also help to strengthen your relationship overall. This can lead to a much happier & healthier relationship in the long run.