Five Ways to Show Your Partner You Care

October 21, 2019
Don't take things for granted. Love must be nurtured and routine is its biggest enemy. Thus, you should show your partner you care every day.

When was the last time you had a chance to show your partner you care?

Unfortunately, stress and the obligations of every day often life lead people to neglect their romantic relationships. However, love should be nurtured every day. For this reason, we’ve decided to share five ways to show your partner you care.

Show your partner you care

Show your love for your partner whatever it takes. One of the most common mistakes in a relationship is to take things for granted. Then, displays of love disappear gradually and the couple falls into a relationship rut. In extreme cases, this leads to alienation and breakups.

Thus, you must always nurture your relationship and make sure to keep it balanced and healthy. In this regard, you must help your partner understand that you’re in the relationship because you want to be, not just out of habit or because you’re comfortable and don’t want things to change.

Here’s how.

1. Respect their space.

Friends drinking champagne.

Respecting each other’s personal space will prevent both of you from feeling stifled in the relationship.

Although you’re a couple, you’re two independent persons with different needs. Thus, you both need your privacy and time for yourselves.

Therefore, it’s essential to give your partner the necessary space for them to do the things they like by themselves or spend time with their groups of friends. This way, you’ll both feel much better with yourselves and you’ll also look forward to the moments you can spend as a couple.

2. Break the routine.

Routine is one of a relationship’s biggest enemies. Therefore, it’s important to break it from time to time.

In this regard, surprises can make any day special, as they’re gestures that show that you care and want to nurture your relationship. Inviting your partner to go to dinner, making them a special meal at home, or surprising them with a gift, something they like, or something that you can do together are all great ideas. Breakfast in bed is also a great option.

It’s not that complicated. Just be creative!

3. Embrace physical contact.

A couple embracing to show your partner you care

Physical contact is very beneficial for both individuals and relationships.

Physical contact has many physical and mental benefits, such as:

  • It lowers cortisol (the “stress hormone”) levels.
  • Physical contact increases the production of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, offering a sense of well-being.
  • It reduces pain.
  • It helps build amazing emotional bonds.

Thus, don’t hesitate to hug your partner, hold their hand, and provide them all these benefits while you strengthen your relationship at the same time.

We recommend that you read: Six Ways to Connect with Your Significant Other

4. Be thankful to show your partner you care.

Like we said, one of the biggest relationship problems is taking things and for granted. People tend to believe that their partner will always be there and that their partners do things for them because it’s their “obligation.”

They believe it’s just part of the routine, which leads them to stop considering the effort their partners make for them. However, if your partner made you dinner just like every other day, a good way to show your partner you care about them is thanking them for taking the time to cook for you.

This shows your partner that you don’t consider their daily actions “obligations” and that you’re grateful to be with them.

We recommend that you read: 6 Things Happy Couples Do Every Week

5. Trust your partner.

A jealous woman looking at her partner while he's texting someone.

When there’s no trust between partners, self-esteem becomes affected and conflicts arise.

Trusting your partner implies the existence of other factors such as self-esteem, self-confidence, honesty, and good communication between you and your partner. For this reason, to trust your partner, you must first find a state of mental and psychological balance.

Trusting your significant other is a great way to show them you care. It implies that you respect and trust them and that you consider them a human being with principles and values. In addition, this trust will also boost your partner’s self-esteem, which will have a positive impact on your relationship.

As you can see, it’s not just about giving your partner flowers or gifts for Valentine’s Day. On the contrary, you should nurture your relationship every day to avoid falling into a rut. Therefore, it’s important to show your partner you care and that your relationship is a conscious choice.

Ultimately, this proves that you’re in the relationship because you want to, that you love your partner, and that you feel lucky to have them in your life.

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