8 Simple Ways To Show Effort In A Relationship

8 Simple Ways To Show Effort In A Relationship

1. Prioritize them.

This is especially true if communication is essential to your partner. Always update them on your whereabouts even if they don’t ask. Ask them about their day. Tell stories about your day. Make them laugh. Text them if you’re going to be busy but you’ll call them after work.

2. Go out of your way to see them.

It doesn’t matter the excuse—if you love someone, you would go miles just to see them. Even if you just get to spend three hours with them, for the right person, that’s more than enough.

3. Handwritten letters will never go out of style.

In a generation of technology and convenience, there’s nothing more romantic than writing your heart out on paper and giving it to the person who has your heart.

4. Your undivided time and attention is the best thing you can give them.

Expensive gifts doesn’t always equal effort. It’s not about fancy dinners. It’s not about gifts. Sometimes, it’s as simple as putting your phone down and putting your entire focus on them. It’s making them feel how much you want to dive inside their mind and how they think.

5. Plan your dates.

It doesn’t have to be anything expensive, but surprise them with a date. Love is selfless, so catch them off guard by making a day all about them and making them feel loved like never before.

6. Just talk to them.

They’re supposed to be your best friend and your partner for life. Have healthy debates with them. Dive into topics that make your mind spark with life. Let them talk about their passions. There is nothing like a person talking about what they love.

7. Tell them how much you mean to them and how much you adore them.

It doesn’t get any simpler than just telling it as it is. Even if their main love language isn’t words of affirmation, anyone would love being reminded of how valued they are in your life.

8. Never, ever stop being romantic with them, even if they’re already yours.

We live in an era of convenience, where it’s so easy to feel contented in your relationship, but convenience kills effort. Show them off always. Keep being affectionate with them. Be proud to show everyone that they’re yours. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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Dorothy Anne Field

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