5 Ways to Appreciate Your Partner This Holiday Season
It is so important to appreciate your partner during these hectic times. The challenge is, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, with all the parties, shopping and cooking you have to do. With work and family demands, your partner can feel like he is at the bottom of your priority list. You can go crazy trying to find the perfect present, but the best present you can give your loved one is YOU. Instead of shopping frantically for the best present, here are some ways you can show your appreciation for your partner this season.
Like I said before, with so much going on, it is easy to forget to give each other quality time; this means being present with each other. Turn off your cell phones or television, and spend time talking with one another. Make an effort to give your complete and undivided attention to your partner so they know you appreciate them. Even if it’s only for 15-20 minutes a day, that can go a long way in making your partner feel loved.
Cook each other your favorite meals.
Like the old saying says, food is the quickest way to a man’s heart. Take turns cooking, and sit down together to enjoy the meal. If you can’t cook, it’s okay to order food and bring it home. Make sure it’s your partner’s favorite food.
Plan an impromptu date night.
Take turns doing this once or twice a month. You plan the whole evening and don’t consult with one another. Instead, make it a surprise as to where you are going for dinner, or what activity you will do together. One person plans it all and takes the other for an evening of surprises.
Help your partner.
The holidays can be stressful for everyone. Ask your love if she needs help with cooking, or going to pick up a present for a friend or family member. Your partner will appreciate your support during this busy time.
Say how you feel.
Take time to stop and smell the roses. Tell each other, “ I love you.” Leave a note in his lunch or send a loving text once a day. Stopping to show how you feel and letting your partner know you are thinking of him and love him will mean a lot.
As you can see, it doesn’t have to be hard to show your mate that you appreciate her. It can be as simple as sending a loving text message, or as elaborate as planning an impromptu date night for your honey. You are saying to her, “I am here for you, you can count on me.” It doesn’t have to cost a great deal or take a lot of your time. You will send a very clear message that your partner is important to you and you want her to feel happy, safe and loved. Isn’t that what the holiday season is all about?
I hope you enjoy your holiday season, and take time with family and friends. More importantly, take time for your relationship. Appreciate each other. Love each other. Care for each other. You both deserve it.
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