6. Ask them how their day was.
This is extremely simple, but you’re the person that they want to share little details of their days with, so be there for them. It takes 2 seconds to ask them how their day was and actually listens, and it means a lot, trust me.
7. Don’t fight over petty things.
Let me tell you, this is way easier said than done. Sometimes emotions get in the way and we think that things are way more of an issue than they are, and that’s totally fine, but little things don’t always need to be argued over. This goes hand in hand with patience – another thing way easier said than done. The more patient you and your partner are and try to be, the less the two of you will end up arguing over things that you’ll look back on and realize were incredibly stupid.
8. Don’t take them for granted.
This is also extremely simple and it should be common sense, but thank each other once in a while. You both go out of your ways to make each other happy, so let them know how much you appreciate them. This is another thing that my dad taught me. He said that life is too short and you never know when something is going to happen, so you should always make sure that the people you love and appreciate, know how much you love and appreciate them. Papa was right, yet again.
9. Tell them you love them.
If you say you that don’t love hearing your significant other tell you that they love you, you’re lying. My boyfriend and I make a point to tell each other that we love each other at least once a day- and mean it. I know that he loves me and he knows that I love him, but it makes me blush when he says it. This is super lame, but it’s still my favorite thing to hear after years of being with him.
10. Don’t neglect intimacy.
Sometimes it’s so easy to forget that your significant other is your significant other- things get busy, life gets in the way, and you can forget to hug or kiss your boyfriend. It happens, but in order for a relationship to last, you need to make time for each other. Even if it’s just making sure that you kiss your partner every morning before leaving the house or taking an hour out of your schedule to make dinner with your significant other and talk to each other, it’ll make a huge difference.