Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 28: Showing Love
There is more to love and marriage than saying “I love you” to your wife or husband every now and then. Little acts of love help to maintain a happy and healthy relationship as they often require you to put your partner’s needs before your own. This is the essence of compassionate love.
Some Simple Acts of Love
Home Cooked Meal
Do you know what your partner’s favorite home cooked meal is? Cooking your partner’s favorite meal is an easy way to show how much you love them. It shows that you care about his or her preferences and want them to be happy.
A love kit is simply a collection of your partner’s favorite stuff. All you have to do is find a box and fill it with your partner’s favorite movies, music, chocolates, perfume and pretty much anything that they love. It may take you a bit of time to collect all these items but this is what makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift.
When you have been married for a long time, picking material gifts for your spouse can be stressful. You often need to find a wonderful gift without spending too much money otherwise your surprise could quickly turn into a discussion about finances.
Luckily, you can avoid such stress in love and marriage by giving cheap, if not free, love coupons instead of material gifts. They allow you to show how attentive you are to your partner’s needs and desires.
Love coupons can be redeemed for massages, breakfast in bed, a home cooked meal, a desert of choice and so on. The coupons can be hand written or printed as there are several wonderful templates and ideas for fun love coupons online.
If you would like to have more dates with your husband or wife but evenings are too busy for both of you, try a lunch date. They are easy to arrange and a lot less expensive than dinner dates. Also, the kids are probably at school so you don’t need to find a baby sitter. However, do not forget to treat it like a real date. Dress up for it and avoid discussing what needs to be done at home during the date.
A Spa in your Home
Everyone loves a trip to the spa but unfortunately these trips can cost a small fortune. Luckily, you can always create a spa in your home. Light some scented candles, put on some relaxing music and turn your bed into a massage table. After all, who wouldn’t want to come home to a relaxing ‘spa’ at the end of an exhausting day at work?
If you want to enjoy love and marriage, strive to do something special for your spouse every day. Also do not forget to say “I love you” at least once a day.