I’ve made it no secret on this little corner of the internet just how much I adore Matt and how much he means to me, so naturally I know a thing or two about the little things you should remember to tell your partner every now and then.
In order to build a solid, respectful and amazing relationship, I truly believe there are a few things you should say to your partner, whether it’s every day, every week or just every so often; it’s important to remind your beau just how much they mean to you.
“I love you”
While this may seem like the most obvious point in the history of relationship articles, it’s still (arguably) the most important one. Once you get into a routine, and life gets in the way, it can be easy to forget to say the most simple things such as “I love you”. Despite it being a saying that requires very little thought or effort, it’s something that you should only say when you truly mean it; I can remember everything about the first time Matt said those three little words to me. I remember where we were, what I was wearing and exactly how I felt; and it’s a feeling that I will never, ever forget. Even now, almost two years later, those three words are still my favourite to hear from him.
“I’m thinking of you”
In today’s society, this point probably applies most commonly via the likes of WhatsApp and Messenger, but regardless of the means of conversation, it’s still something you should remember to tell your partner often. There doesn’t even need to be a special occasion to say it, just a quick mid-afternoon text to say you’re thinking of them can truly brighten up their day.
“I’m proud of you”
Whenever Matt says this to me, my heart honestly swells with love and emotion. It’s such a simple yet incredibly lovely thing to say and we’re all guilty of just casting aside our achievements and not truly feeling proud of ourselves so when someone reminds you just how great you are, it really is the most lovely feeling.
“I miss you”
Naturally, this probably isn’t something that you’d necessarily say on a regular basis but if your partner has gone away for the week for work, it’s nice to remind them that you feel a little lost without them and that you’re missing their company.
“I support you”
I think this is something that is incredibly important to remember to tell your partner, even if you don’t 100% agree with the decisions that they make. Supporting your partner is such an important part of your relationship and a little bit of encouragement will go a really long way and they’ll thoroughly appreciate your support.
“You look incredible/beautiful/stunning…”
If you’re in a relationship for a long time it’s easy to get a bit complacent and you may forget to give your SO the odd compliment. It shouldn’t even have to be when they’ve made a lot of effort, a little compliment like “you look beautiful when you first wake up” can be such a lovely thing to hear, especially if they don’t often feel too confident about themselves *cough* me *cough*.
“I love the way you’re so passionate about X”
One of my absolute favourite things about Matt is that when he’s incredibly passionate about a particular subject, he really gets so enthusiastic about it and he talks with such vigor that it really is a joy to listen to. Regardless of whether you find the particular subject interesting or not, you should still listen to your partner and absorb what they’re saying; it really shows how much you care about them.
“You make me so happy”
This is something that I try and say to Matt every single day because he honestly does make me happy every single day. I know that if I’ve had a bad day at work or if I’m feeling particularly hormonal, I’ll come home to Matt and he’ll make me feel happy again in no time. It’s also so incredibly nice to hear as it reaffirms that you’re not doing so bad.
“I appreciate you”
Letting your partner know that you’re grateful to have them in your life is such a lovely thing to remember to tell them. Appreciating your loved one is something that you should never take for granted and so it’s always important to let them know just how important they actually are to you.
Even if you’re absolutely adamant that you’re right and they’re wrong, I still think it’s extremely significant to apologise regardless of the scenario, for the sake of your relationship. If they truly mean the world to you then you should always apologise when you’ve made a mistake simply for the fact that your relationship should mean more than your pride.
If your boyfriend is heading off on a lads’ night and you’re just staying at home on your own watching Friends (for the millionth time) then it can be pretty easy to be a little begrudging towards them. However, even if you’re not particularly happy that you have to spend the night on our own, you should endeavour not to be too bitter towards them. By letting them know you want them to have fun, it’ll make it easier for you both as they won’t feel too guilty (which they definitely shouldn’t anyway) and you’ll feel much more positive about spending some quality time with yourself.
Without a doubt, I say ‘thank you’ to Matt every single day. Whether it’s for just making me a cup of tea, giving me a lift to the station or if I’m feeling particularly soppy and I’m thanking him for being a part of my life. Manners cost absolutely nothing and showing the tiniest bit of gratitude towards your partner will really go a long way.
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