When you have been in a relationship for a long time, it’s easy to stop showing your other half that you appreciate them, instead often assuming they just know.
However, it is nice every now and then to show your partner just how much you are grateful for what they do for you, and it doesn't take much:
Listen to them
Make sure you listen to them when they talk to you about their day or when they express an opinion on something. You would want them to do the same for you, wouldn’t you? This simple act will show them that not only do you appreciate them but you respect them too.
Include them in your plans
If you plan on spending the weekend at the local market or trying out a new restaurant, make sure you include your other half in your plans – don’t just assume they have nothing else on.
Ignore the small problems
If they forget something when doing the grocery shopping, don’t berate them for not getting everything, say thanks and move on. Don’t sweat the small stuff – life’s too short.
Be consistent in your gratitude
Tell them you appreciate them whether you are in your home or in public. It is always easy to say thanks when there are other people around but not so much when it's just the two of you.
The simplest yet most effective way to show your other half that you appreciate them is to tell them. At the end of the day, they don’t need gifts or quirky gestures – a simple ‘thank you' can go a long way.