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Ways to Appreciate Your Sweetheart

Posted on :2012-07-13 in

When you love someone, you are always looking for new and inventive ways to appreciate your sweetheart. 

 

The nature of a solid relationship – something it seems is increasingly difficult to get your hands on – makes people seek out opportunities to express the joy they have for the difference their significant other makes in their lives. 

 

In general, there are five key methods to demonstrating your affection to your beloved, though you might want to dig a little deeper to figure out which ones land best with him or her. 

 

All your efforts would go to waste if you bought an extravagant gift, for example, when your honey is more in tune with quality time.  Keep those desires in mind as you read through this list for ideas.

 

Ways to Appreciate Your Sweetheart
  • Words

Who doesn’t like to be told what they’re doing well?  We usually associate this with job performance, but it goes for romantic relationships, too.

Taking the time to acknowledge the contribution your dearest has made to your life, with specific and meaningful descriptions, allows him or her to understand the efforts made to ensure your happiness are going well. 

If you are a picky eater and like the way he or she pays attention to your likes and dislikes, you could say “Thank you for making dinner without green peppers. 

It means a lot that you accommodate my preferences despite what the recipe says.”  It seems so simple, but you are recognizing willingness to sacrifice, something that will carry on as your relationship progresses.

 

  • Touch

Though you might expect this to lead into kisses and more bedroom-appropriate embraces, be aware there are other ways to demonstrate your affection in a more public manner. 

Throwing your arm around your sweetie as you walk down the street or gently caressing a hand while you are having a conversation at dinner are straightforward techniques to connect that require little thought.  Happy or sad, angry or joyful, there is no better way to support and value your lover than with a hug.

 

  • Time

The quickening pace of life and race to the top at work means we are often pulled in several different directions as we attempt to balance responsibilities at the office and in the home. 

When you have had a particularly busy period in your job, it is imperative that you schedule time alone with your sweetheart.  Without doing so, you are ignoring your contribution to your half of the equation and, perhaps more importantly, risking personal burnout.  Spending two or three hours away from all the distractions will help you hone in on your darling again, a key for your future together.

 

  • Service

It might seem rather mundane, yet the handling the easiest tasks can be a major part of showing appreciation to the person you’ve given your heart. 

If you are with a person that likes to keep a clean house, removing the garbage in a timely manner is a significant sign you know what is important to him or her. 

Being certain you tend to these odd jobs, as trivial as they may seem, is crucial to the happiness of your dearest – figure out what these duties are and take care of them religiously and it will be smooth sailing.

 

  • Gifts

In some ways, this is the default assumption for many of us.  No matter how much or how little we have, the tokens we purchase seem to take precedence over everything else when attempting to show gratitude. 

Though store-bought items are great, you might consider coming up with a handmade item – say, a scrapbook of photos or piece of pottery – to give him or her a unique, personal item. 

Of course, jewelry and flowers are safe bets, too.  Just make sure to get something your lover likes (a membership to the jelly of the month club would be a poor choice).
 

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