Lockdown might have many couples feeling out of love right now. Spending so much time with one person can become grating for even the strongest of relationships. While we often spoil our other halves on days such as Christmas, birthdays and Valentine’s, we can often forget to show how much we care throughout the year.
So how can you show your other half you love them year-round?
Show your gratitude
A quick and easy way to show your other half that you love them all year round is to give thanks and show gratitude for everything that they do for you, your relationship, your home and your life. You do not need to make grand sweeping statements every day but thanking your partner when they have done a job around the house or cooked dinner goes a long way.
Reciprocal gestures of gratitude will also show your partner you care. Such as folding away their clean clothes or ironing their work outfits while you do yours. Simple gestures and thanks are a perfect way to cultivate a culture of love and appreciation in your relationship.
Buy them gifts
Surprising your partner with gifts they will love is another great way to show them how much you love them throughout the year. Pay attention to the things your partner mentions throughout the year. It could be a candle brand they like, or they might have seen some sexy lingerie that they like the look of.
Make notes and periodically surprise them. You could do this regularly, every payday maybe, or sporadically to keep them on their toes. Small gifts that show you care throughout the year will mean more that a load of gifts on specific days.
Have a date night
In the first few years of a relationship, there are so many new experiences to enjoy together and the rush of dates, holidays, new homes etc is something that falls away over time. While you can never quite match the thrill of your first dates, you can create new memories by having date nights.
These work especially well as surprise date nights, when one of you is expecting another night at home and instead gets whisked out somewhere fun. To really show your other half how much you love them, surprise them with a date night they will love like the theatre or ballet or to see a sporting event.
Be a great support
The strongest, longest and happiest relationships are founded on respect, trust and support. Being a team player, 100% of the time is a great way to show your continued love for your partner year-round.
Support does not just mean being there when your partner is low but being there when they have a bad day and picking up on when they are not feeling themselves. Being a supportive partner is the best way to show someone how much you love them.