“The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” — Audrey Hepburn
Admit it, you enjoy when you are loved and are shown the affection you deserve, don’t you? Women tend to have the art of nurturing in them and often we try our best to please our partners and loved ones with little things. Those are the things that matter, those are the things that put a smile on your face, when you think of us on another rainy day or on your lunch break.
So what do women tend to do more of that touch their partners very much?Advertising
1. Loving deeply
It is true; if we love you, we will give you everything — heart and soul. Please be kind to our hearts. Profound and honest love is the basis to all successful relationships.
2. Touching with care
If you are hurt, we will be the first ones to offer you a hug and embrace you tightly, and not let go until you tell us to. We really care for your happiness and we will always try to give you the right amount of affection and whatever you need in a certain situation.
3. Kissing gently and trying to make it last
Women love to show you love and affection, if you let us. While not every woman is into showing it publicly, most women, if they are truly loved, will absolutely and most definitely kiss gently and long as a token of appreciation for her.Advertising
4. Cherishing our moments together
Women try to make the best of what we have with our beloved partners. Whether it is watching NFL with you or helping you with work, we cherish the time while it lasts and while it is there.
5. Flirting with you to keep you excited
Relationships without fun flirtations with one another will be as dry as the old oak leaves in mid-January. We keep it spicy and full of life by allowing one another to be flirty and sexy when we are together.
6. Giving you a thorough eye contact
In a conversation with a loved one, women tend to seek eye contact as a confirmation of listening and caring. Eye contact is important for us. We don’t care about looking at our phone, if you need us right here and now.Advertising
7. Communicating our love
Whether it is by cooking you a wonderful breakfast or kissing you more than usual, we try our best to let you know you are loved. Women love communications and when it comes to love we will tell you the “I love you” more than you asked for.
8. Massaging your back and head after a long day
Even after our own full day of work, if you are tired and are asking for a head massage or a back rub, you most likely will get it without us asking it in return. Why? Because we are sensitive to your needs and we know that a small touch goes a long way.
9. Texting you “I miss you” or “Thanks for being wonderful” when you’re at work
We are texters, yes! And we will text you simple “thank you”s, “I love you”s, “I miss you”s and many more short but heart warming truths to make sure that you know how much we appreciate and love you.Advertising
10. Yielding if you want to take charge
Most women love to give a partner a chance to take charge. Why? Because it makes us feel good to know that we have a reliable and dependable soul mate and we also want to make you feel good about yourself. Take charge, but don’t forget to give it back to us now and then.
So the next time you think about why your woman drove you crazy, please remember also think about all the wonderful things she has to offer, how deeply she loves, how insanely she cares and how your world without her sexy stubbornness would turn sour.
Featured photo credit: Courtney Carmody via flic.kr
Last Updated on October 17, 2019
How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner
You see your partner every single day. They are the first person you talk to in the morning and the last person you kiss goodnight.
But does seeing each other day in and day out equal a healthy relationship? Not necessarily.
Spending quality time with your partner is the best way to ensure your relationship stays healthy and strong. This means going above and beyond sitting together while you watch Netflix or going out for the occasional dinner. You deserve more from your relationship – and so does your spouse!
What does quality time mean? It means spending time with your spouse without interruption. It’s a chance for you to come together and talk. Communication will build emotional intimacy and trust.
Quality time is also about expressing love in a physical way. Not sex, necessarily (but that’s great, too!) but through hand-holding, cuddling, caressing, and tickling. Studies show that these displays of affection will boost partner satisfaction.
So how do you spend quality time with your partner? Here are 13 relationship tips on making the most out of your time with your partner.
1. Recognize the Signs
If you want a healthy relationship, you have to learn how to recognize the signs that you need to spend more quality time together.
Some telltale signs include:
- You’re always on your phones.
- You value friendships or hobbies over quality time with your spouse.
- You aren’t together during important events.
- You are arguing more often or lack connection.
- You don’t make plans or date nights.
- You’re not happy.
If you are experiencing any of these relationship symptoms, know that quality time together can reverse the negative effects of the signs above.
2. Try New Things Together
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or speak another language? How about skydive or ballroom dance?
Instead of viewing these as solo hobbies and interests, why not involve your partner?
Trying new activities together builds healthy relationships because it encourages spouses to rely on one another for emotional and physical support.
Shared hobbies also promote marital friendship, and the Journal of Happiness Studies found that marital satisfaction was twice as high for couples who viewed each other as best friends.
3. Schedule in Tech-Free Time
Your phone is a great way to listen to music, watch videos, and keep up-to-date with friends and family. But is your phone good for your relationship?
Many couples phone snub, or ‘phub’, one another. Studies show that phubbing can lower relationship satisfaction and increase one’s chances of depression.
Reduce those chances by removing distractions when spending quality time together and showing your partner they have your full attention.
4. Hit the Gym as a Couple
One way you can spend more time together as a couple is by becoming workout partners. Studies show that couples are more likely to stay with their exercise routine if they work out together. Couples also work out harder than they would solo. One study found that 95 percent of couples who work out together maintained weight loss compares to the 66 percent of singles who did.
Join a gym, do at-home couples’ workouts, try couples yoga, hit the hiking trails, or get your bikes out. No matter which way you choose to exercise, these healthy activities can promote a healthy relationship.
5. Cook Meals Together
Pop open a bottle of wine or put some romantic music on while you get busy – in the kitchen, of course!
One of the best relationship tips for spending quality time together when you both have busy schedules is to cook meals together.
Spice things up and try and prepare a four-course meal or a fancy French dish together. Not only is this a fun way to spend your time together, but it also promotes teamwork.
If all goes well, you’ll have a romantic date night meal at home that you prepared with your four hands. And if the food didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you are guaranteed to have a laugh and create new memories together.
6. Have a Regular Date Night
Couples experience a greater sense of happiness and less stress when they are spending quality time together. One of the biggest relationship tips for a healthy partnership is to include a date night in your weekly routine.
The National Marriage Project found that having a weekly date night can make your relationship seem more exciting and helps prevent relationship boredom. It also lowers the probability of divorce, improves your sex life, and increases healthy communication.
Some great ideas for what to do on your date night include:
- Have a movie marathon – Gather up your favorite flicks and cuddle up on the couch.
- Play games together – Cards, board games, video games, and other creative outlets are a fun way to spend quality time together.
- Recreate your first date – Go back to that restaurant and order the same meal you did when you first got together. You can spice up your evening by pretending you’re strangers meeting for the first time and see how sexy the night gets.
- Plan a weekend getaway – There’s nothing better than traveling with the one you love.
- Dinner and a movie – A classic!
- Try a new restaurant – Make it your mission to rate and try all of the Mexican restaurants/Irish pubs/Italian trattorias in your area.
- Have a long sex session – Intimacy promotes the release of the oxytocin hormone which is responsible for a myriad of great feelings.
Here’re even more date night ideas for your reference: 50 Unique and Really Fun Date Ideas for Couples
The benefits of spending quality time together are endless. Here are just some of the ways it can contribute to a healthy relationship:
- Improves emotional and physical intimacy
- Lowers divorce rates
- Improves communication
- Reduces marital boredom
- Bonds couples closer
- Improves friendship
- Boosts health
- Reduces stress
These are all excellent reasons to start making date night a regular part of your week.
It’s easy to have a healthy relationship when you set aside dedicated time to share with your spouse. Try new things together, make your spouse your workout buddy, and look for innovative ways to be close and connected.
These relationship tips will bring great benefits to your marriage.
Featured photo credit: Allen Taylor via unsplash.com
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