I read this article on Simple Mom a couple of days ago.
The article was written by Alisa Bowman, who is coming out with a book called "Project Happily Ever After."
Normally I don't dig relationship self help books, because I pick out every sign of disaster in a relationship that they mention and search wildly through Coach's and I's relationship and become convinced that we're doomed. So I steer clear.
But I loved this article. The whole premise is to let your partner know that they are adored, and to never take them for granted. And vice versa of course. But flowers, chocolates or fancy dinners are not the focus.
The simple things are, the every day things. Like when Coach gets out of bed early to turn the space heater on for me in our bathroom, so I can have a nice warm shower. Or when he cooks dinner AND does the dishes because I have lots of freelancing work I have to do. I try my best to do the same for him.
The little things, the daily things that make a partnership a loving one. Coach has never been one for big, sweeping romantic gestures....but that's OK, because he knocks it out of the park on a daily basis. Most of the time at least!
How do you make your partner feel adored?