Last month, book author Jeremy Brown and I chatted about an article he was writing, Eight Things Happily Married Couples Do For One Another Without Being Asked
After interviewing a variety of experts, Brown concludes:
It’s not the grand gestures but the little things that add up and build equity in the relationship.
You can enjoy his published article at Fatherly.com, here.
And, if Brown’s easy-to-read suggestions get you wanting more, consider pursuing The Five Languages of Love. We each have ways we express and like to receive love. I know, LOVE is a BIG word. So, how about this: We each have ways that make us feel most appreciated and cared about.
Ways We Feel Appreciated & Cared For.
(1) Words of Affirmation: Expressing affection through admiration or appreciation.
(2) Acts of Service: Doing things for the other are used to show and receive love.
(3) Gifts: Gifting says I was thinking of you when we were apart, especially if the gift regards something your partner likes.
(4) Quality Time: Showing affection with undivided, undistracted attention. (iPhones down.)
(5) Physical Touch: Anything from a touch of one’s hand to hugs to snuggling to foot rubs to making whoopee.
The goal is to learn how you show and prefer to receive love–and, of course, how your partner does too.