When your partner is telling you about his day, try not to be distracted by your phone, tablet, or the TV. Give him your full and undivided attention, since this allows him to see how important he is to you.
Regularly touching each other in a loving way is very important. Hug your partner and hold his hand or rub his feet. Touch doesn't always have to be sexual; it just helps strengthen the bond and connection between you and your partner.
After many years together, couples can forget their manners and stop doing little favours for each other. However, acts of kindness go a long way. Make tea, pick up a treat they like or help with a chore he or she hates doing.
Tell your partner that you are still happy and grateful to have them in your life. Make him or her feel appreciated and remember to say thank you. Start the day in the best possible way by saying, "I love you" and "Have a good day." That way, you'll both be in a great mood for the day ahead.
No matter how long you've been together, your partner will probably love being reminded why you find them so attractive. Happy partners don't stop courting each other just because they're committed and settled. Notice new haircuts, compliment how they look or just give a flirty smile.
A successful couple knows how to work as a team. Whether it's putting a meal together or sharing a hobby, a happy couple understands that an activity they work on together can only strengthen their bond.
Play pranks on each another. Life is hard and keeping a relationship robust and healthy takes work, but don't take it all too seriously. The most happy couples are those that can shrug their shoulders and laugh at what life throws their way.
Little resentments have a way of growing up to be big, unwieldy resentments, so try to just let them go. Smart couples pick their battles and more often than not, they will write off small transgressions if they threaten the bigger picture.
A partner who doesn't care about your dreams and goals is doing you a disservice. Happy partners care about each other's hopes and plans, they ask questions and listen, they cheer each other on, and they are there when times are tough.
If you look for things your partner does wrong, you can always find something. If you look for what he does right, you can always find something, too. It all depends on what you want to look for. Happy couples accentuate the positive.