5 Loving Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Partner

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There are countless ways to show gratitude to your partner.

Today’s post is a guest post by Amanda Tallent.

It’s no secret that relationships take a lot of work.

Whether you’ve been together for years or just a few weeks, you know that you get out of it what you put in.

That’s why investing time and attention with your partner is so important for a healthy relationship. 

There’s obviously no perfect formula, especially because we all value different things. Sometimes, this is referred to as a love language, but you also can set expectations and goals with your special someone to make sure you’re on the same page. 

We often wait for holidays or anniversaries to show our partner how much they mean to us but you can practice gratitude every day.

Here are some simple ways to show your partner you care on a daily basis:

5 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Partner

1. Listen to them

It sounds simple but this can be easily neglected.

The easiest way to make someone feel valued is to give them your attention — without distractions like your phone or a TV show.

Sit down and listen to how your partner’s day went or what they’re struggling with.

2. Leave them a love note

You can also let your partner know that you’re thinking of them with a sweet love note. Either handwritten or texted to them, tell them why they mean so much to you.

For a sweet activity to do together, try using these gratitude printables to express your love for each other.

3. Surprise them

Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way.

This could be folding their laundry or making them a cup of coffee in the morning.

Let them know you were thinking of them and make their day just a bit brighter. 

4. Cook or order their favorite dinner

This act of kindness is especially well-received after a long day.

Cook a special meal or order your partner’s favorite takeout for a relaxing date night at home. 

5. Share favorite memories

Remember how you first met?

Talk about some of the special memories you’ve shared together and what you’re looking forward to in the future.

This should spark some happy feelings, laughter, and make you two feel closer.

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