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.

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"Thank you"

Isolated cocktail

If he's done something for you today, be sure to recognize it.


Take him out

OK, maybe not every day, but taking him out for drinks and dinner on your own dime is a great way for both of you to relax.


"How was your day?"

We all need to get stuff off our chests sometimes. Lend a listening ear — and really listen.



A backrub is a great way to relieve stress. Plus, if it's coming from the woman you love, it's even better.


Make him something

Even if it's just breakfast in the morning, putting the time and effort into making him something means a lot.


Give him control

Of the remote, that is. So maybe you want to watch Ready to Love and he wants to watch something else in the same time slot. DVR your show and make the compromise to watch what he wants... together.


Ask him a fun question

It doesn't matter if it's silly. You might have known him for years, but that doesn't mean you know everything about him.


Cute notes

Let him know you'll be thinking of him when you're gone during the day.


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Tell him he's sexy

He is, isn't he? Everyone wants to feel sexy. He tells you how nice you look all the time, but hey, we all need an ego boost once in awhile.


Clean up

No one likes coming home to a dirty house. If you have the time to clean, take advantage of it!

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Comments on "20 Gestures to do every day to show him you care"

Brian August 20, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Regarding #8: Seriously? "Keep the way you look interesting, and he'll always come back for more." You're joking, right? How about, "Keep Your relationship interesting and He'll always come back for more"? As a Guy, I promise We are far more interested in Women Who *ARE* interesting than Those Who only *LOOK* interesting.

Denise C June 24, 2013 | 11:44 AM

I have another one for your list. Once or twice per month I send my much loved hubby a card through the mail. I put no return address (make sure you double check your envelope so it doesn't get lost with no return address on it), and make sure he checks the mail. It sounds like nothing, but I know he loves it. Also, I leave little notes on the bathroom mirror for him, nothing major, just a simple I love you, and thank you for taking care of us. Men LOVE to hear that they are appreciated for all the hard work they do every day. After 12 years, and three kids I still love that man like it was our first time meeting.

Minny G Engles June 23, 2013 | 3:53 PM

I used to buy my hero a flower and put it in his lapel now and then.

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