It's The Little Things
When we’re busy maintaining our work and family lives, it’s tough to remember to maintain our relationships. After all, he’s your rock and he’s always there for you. However, sometimes his presence is taken for granted. The first step to changing that is recognizing it. Doing little things every day to show him he’s appreciated and loved can help strengthen a relationship, whether you’re two months in or 20 years.
You know he loves his gummy bears. When you're at the grocery store, drop by the candy aisle and pick some up just for him to let him know you were thinking about him.
Still think he's sexy? You don't need to outright say it, but giving a playful tap on the butt, kiss on the neck or the up-down look is a great way to show him he's still wanted.
You know he's been meaning to replace the outside hose with the hole in it, but he hasn't got around to it since he's been so busy with work. Head to the store and buy a new one when you have some spare time. It lightens his load and gives you more time together to play.
Smile at him. It lets him know everything is OK between you and him, even when things get tough.
Seriously. This is a no-brainer, but often goes overlooked on busy days.
Take care of yourself
If you've made a commitment to him, he wants to make sure you're around for a long time. Exercise, eat right and do the things that make you feel good about yourself.
Make time for him
Even if you're just watching Thursday night's TV comedy lineup together, turn off the phone and step away from the computer for some alone time.
Get gussied up
Do something fun to your hair or change up your makeup. Wear that sexy dress he loves. Keep the way you look interesting, and he'll always come back for more.
Know he's feeling tired? Bring him some coffee and a banana. Know he gets a sweet tooth in the afternoon? An ice cream treat on his desk might brighten his day.
"I love you"
Simple, to the point and sincere. That's the way to do it.
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