One mistake almost everyone makes in a relationship is ‘wanting to be loved by all means’ and forgetting that their partner as well wants to be loved. Bringing this consciousness of your partner’s feelings and desires constantly into your relationship would bring lots of benefits.
Sometimes the best way to receive love is to give love. Do you make your partner feel loved? Do you know it would keep the spark in your relationship for a long time?
There are many ways you can ensure your partner feels continually loved, and your relationship would come off better.
1. UNDERSTAND YOUR PARTNER’S FORM OF LOVE
The best way to understand and ensure your partner feels loved isn’t by doing what everyone does; notice what your partner does to make you feel loved; the reason behind this is: most times we show love the way we ought to be loved. Watch out for those little signals your partner lets out and those things they do for you. If you can give them that in return, they would feel perfectly loved.
2. APPRECIATE YOUR PARTNER EVEN IN PUBLIC
Appreciation is one trait every human loves; I’ve never seen anyone who doesn’t want to be appreciated; it’s usually a good feeling. Appreciating your partner would make them feel loved, but better still, when you appreciate that special person when with friends and family then they would feel even more loved.
3. LEARN TO LET GO OF THE LITTLE THINGS
You can’t have a hundred percent perfect relationship, but when you learn to appreciate the imperfections in your partner then they would feel loved the more. Forget those little things that don’t matter, do not linger on them for too long, because those little things accumulate to kill a relationship.
Surprise is a surprising way of ensuring your partner always feels loved. Surprise triggers certain emotions that can’t be ordinarily explained. A gesture of love is even better when it’s unexpected.
5. CELEBRATE YOUR PARTNER
Celebrate your partner for every reason and for no reason in particular. This is a perfect way to ensure your partner feels loved over and over again. It becomes boring and expected when you have to look for a reason to celebrate your partner. Celebrate your partner even when they least expect; it doesn’t have to be on their birthdays and anniversaries alone.
6. IDENTIFY YOUR PARTNER’S LOVE LANGUAGE
According to Dr Gary Chapman, there are five love languages: words of affirmation, physical touch, receiving gifts, acts of service and quality time. In reality, most people’s love language doesn’t go past any of these. Identify your partner’s love language and act according.
7. HAVE YOUR PARTNER’S BACK
When your partner knows that you got their back then they would feel genuinely loved. You can do this by being supportive and by genuinely giving them your time and attention. When your partner knows that they have someone who is solidly behind them then they would feel genuinely loved.
Never forget that the love you give is the love you receive; by ensuring your partner feels loved, you would feel even more loved.