10 Ways To Make Your Partner Feel Loved

It’s one thing to tell your partner that you love them, but it’s another thing entirely to show them in ways that they feel truly appreciated and valued by you. These 10 tips will help you make your partner feel loved when they need it most.

1) Make eye contact

In a society that has made texting, emailing and FaceTiming commonplace, it’s easy to forget how powerful and important eye contact is. But eye contact is one of those small touches that can make a big difference in making your partner feel loved. Practice making eye contact with people you pass by—shop clerks, passersby on the street, cashiers—and you’ll soon be more inclined to look into your partner’s eyes when you have meaningful conversations. To really get things going, tell your significant other that it makes you feel closer when he or she looks into your eyes while you talk. A little goes a long way.

2) Give random kisses

A kiss on your partner’s cheek or forehead will brighten their day and remind them how much you love them. And for a few extra brownie points, draw a heart with your finger on your sweetheart’s cheek! Say I Love You: The best way to make your partner feel loved is by telling them that you love them—often. No matter what else is going on in your life, make sure that your significant other knows that they are important to you and that they are loved every single day.

3) Touch them in public

When you’re with your partner, find opportunities to touch them in public. Touch can be a powerful way of conveying your feelings and deepening intimacy, so when you’re out with your partner don’t shy away from physical contact. (It doesn’t have to be inappropriate touching—you can hold hands in public or place an arm around their shoulder). Public displays of affection will also make your partner feel loved by showing that they are desirable and adored by you. Even if you’re not into PDA, try making a point of holding your partner’s hand or hugging them every now and then. It could make all the difference in how they feel about their relationship with you.

4) Don’t lie to each other

You’re in a relationship because you love your partner, so it’s imperative you tell them the truth. Whether they want it or not, lies erode trust, and once that trust is broken, it’s extremely difficult (if not impossible) to rebuild. Instead of trying to hide things from your partner, be open and honest with them; nothing good ever comes from lies. It may seem scary at first, but there are many ways to make your partner feel loved without lying—and if you can’t think of any, ask them!

5) Don’t forget birthdays and anniversaries

There’s nothing wrong with remembering these important dates—in fact, it will make your partner feel loved. Make a list of all important dates and don’t forget to check them off. This way, you won’t be giving your partner those I didn’t know! looks when that special day rolls around. Instead, you can celebrate their life together. Here are some more tips for making your partner feel loved: * Send sweet notes * Cook dinner (and clean up) * Take an interest in their hobbies * Tell them how much they mean to you * Let them sleep in on Saturday mornings (after all, Sunday is for sleeping in!) You might also consider writing down what makes your partner so great or making a collage of photos from memorable times spent together. Don’t have time?

6) Keep promises

Breaking promises makes your partner feel like you don’t care about them or what they want. When you make a promise, follow through—no matter how big or small it is. If you can’t make a promise, be honest and let your partner know why. For example, if you agree to watch a movie with your partner but have an emergency come up at work that requires your attention instead, be upfront and tell them why you can’t make it.

7) Speak kindly to each other

If you need proof that words really do matter, ask someone who is just about to marry their partner. Next, ask them how they feel when their partner says mean things. Chances are you’ll hear of a heartbreak in progress—or already happening. If you find yourself saying mean things out of anger or frustration, consider taking a step back and pausing before reacting in a negative way. Learn how speaking kindly can go a long way towards making your partner feel loved.

8) Remember the little things

Planning for your partner’s needs, even if it seems insignificant, can go a long way. Make sure you remember their birthday or anniversary and give them thoughtful gifts on special occasions—it all helps make your partner feel loved. Even going so far as writing love notes or making them a scrapbook will help strengthen your bond. You don’t have to be an expert in romance; just make it clear that you care about making your partner happy.

9) Be supportive of each other

It may seem obvious, but supporting each other is an important part of making your partner feel loved. Try to be there for each other emotionally and logistically. This includes recognizing and appreciating each other’s needs, wants, and achievements. It means not belittling your significant other in front of others and always speaking positively about them—to both friends and family members alike.

10) Forgive easily

According to many psychological studies, people who carry grudges are actually less likely to find happiness. Forgiveness and letting go can help partners move on with their lives and find happiness together. For example, couples who forgive each other for major transgressions report higher levels of satisfaction in their marriages than couples who do not. Even small moments of forgiveness throughout a day will make your partner feel loved and cherished—and create a happier bond between you. In fact, research shows that couples who experience more positive emotions during conflict report greater relationship satisfaction over time. So when your partner says or does something that upsets you, it’s important to let go of any negative feelings as quickly as possible. A simple apology or I love you can make all the difference!

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