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12 Important Things You Should Say To Your Partner Everyday

12 Important Things You Should Say To Your Partner Everyday

Building a strong relationship is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of a happy life. While there is no instruction manual for assembling your ideal partnership there are a few simple things you can say to your partner everyday to get you on the right track. Make a habit out of saying the following 12 things to your significant other (without sounding like a robot) and pretty soon you will be that adorable couple that make all your friends sick.

1. “I love you.”

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    “I love you” is the easiest and most obvious thing to tell your partner. It even requires the least creativity on your part. Just make sure you mean it. Saying those three little words too often and without thinking will rob them of their meaning. Try to bust out an “I love you” whenever your partner makes you laugh or whenever they do something that reminds you why you are together. If you say the words while you are really feeling them your better half will hear the difference.

    2. “I was thinking about you.”

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      It’s important to let your partner know that they are on your mind even when you aren’t necessarily in the same room. If you see something cute or funny over the course of your day that reminds you of your partner, let them know. Inside jokes are a great way to connect the mundane “real world” to the world you share with each other. Send your significant other a text as it happens or save the story for downtime on the couch. Just don’t underestimate the effect that a “I saw something that reminded me of you…” can have on a relationship.

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      3. “How was your day?”

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        It’s easy to fall into the trap of repeating this phrase verbatim every day, but if you put some thought into it you will feel more connected to your partner. Ask about specific things your better half deals with in their day-to-day. Ask about that annoying co-worker or about the big assignment they’ve been working on. Giving your partner a way to share other parts of their life with you will help connect the dots between the times when you are together. It may also help you understand why they are always in a bad mood on Thursdays so you can be ready with their favorite dinner.

        4. “I support you.”

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          Encourage your partner by letting them know you support their decisions. Even go one step further and try to help them accomplish goals they have set for themselves. Life is full of obstacles and feeling like you have another person in your corner can go a long way to helping you overcome them. Don’t just be a couple, be a team. Reminding your better half that you have their back will strengthen the ties between you.

          5. “You get my motor going.”

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            If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time it is easy to fall into a less than thrilling routine. That makes it all the more important to remind you partner that they still excite you. Letting them know that “You look smokin’ hot in that dress.” or saying “You should not where a shirt more often.” will make them feel better about themselves and remind you why you started dating in the first place.

            6. “Sorry.”

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              Everybody screws up and everyone is wrong sometimes. Occasionally we even dig our heels in about something only to later discover we had no idea what we were talking about. Stubbornness has no place in a happy relationship, so apologize when you make a mistake. Apologize for getting angry. Apologize for hurting your partner’s feelings. Even apologize for things that aren’t your fault. Letting your significant other know that you are sorry that they had a crappy day is another way to remind them you are on the same team.

              7. “You’re the best.”

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                Your partner should be one of (if not your best) friend. If you don’t like hanging out, you definitely shouldn’t be in a relationship. It may not come as naturally as some of the other items on this list, but let your partner know that you think they are great. This is another one that works great paired with a laugh. A chuckling “You’re the best.” can be sincere and heartfelt. Don’t be afraid to throw in a “You’re my favourite.” during a quiet moment, either.

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                8. “I love your mind.”

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                  Something that is easy to overlook when dolling out compliments is your partner’s mind. We live in a superficial world with models and bodybuilders at every turn, but that is no excuse to let your relationship be superficial too. Tell your partner that you value their mind. Let them know that you think they are smart, funny, romantic, or talented. The goal of any healthy relationship is to have it last until well after beauty fades, so remind your partner that you’re in it for the long haul by valuing their mind equally with their body.

                  9. “I respect you.”

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                    Just like with your non-romantic friends, respect is a critical piece of your relationship with your significant other. Let them know that you hold them in high regard by asking for their opinion on things that are giving you trouble. Let your partner know that you admire something they did that took a lot of courage. When a person feels respected they also feel happy and safe, which are two cornerstones to any good relationship.

                    10. “I disagree.”

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                      Part of respecting your partner is letting them know when you disagree with them. No one wants to marry a push over and no one wants to raise children with a yes-man. You may be a team, but the strength of any team is in the thoughts and actions of its individual members. Maintain your own opinions and voice them in a respectful manner. Offering a different perspective may help your partner find solutions to problems that they might not have otherwise considered.

                      11. “We should go…”

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                        As we learned in phrase #5, excitement is an important part of a fun relationship. You and your partner should share experiences and memories as well as thoughts and opinions, so plan adventures together. Daydream about hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Try new things together. The only thing that gets the heart racing more than love is skydiving!

                        12. “Goodnight.”

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                          We live in an age when communication has never been easier. With the push of a button we can send impulse thoughts across oceans, so there is no excuse for not saying goodnight. It not only serves the practical function of letting your partner know you are now trying to sleep, it also lets them know that you are thinking about them. Even if you haven’t spoken all day, and even (especially) if you’ve been arguing, end the day on a positive note.

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                          Last Updated on July 15, 2019

                          41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

                          41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

                          Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we see them.

                          Love is one of those things.

                          True love comes in many different forms, but here are some that many of us know well.

                          True love means supporting those who can’t support themselves

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                            A young man comforts his date in Times Square, New York City. Image by mbtrama

                            strong hug

                              A young man holds his significant other close to him. Image by Brad Fults

                              running help

                                A young track competitor helps one of her injured opponents over the finish line. Image from ViralNova.com

                                feeding kitten

                                  A soldier in the Korean War takes time to feed a baby kitten. Image from US Naval Insititute

                                  It’s having the perfect selfie partner

                                  mom and daughter selfie

                                    A mother and her daughter take a selfie together. Image by Andrew Fysh

                                    girlfriends

                                      Two young girls pose for the camera. Image by Rolands Lakis

                                      selfies

                                        A happy couple takes a picture together. Image by Kayla Heineman

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                                        selfie

                                          Two best friends take a selfie together. Image by Jason Wahido

                                          dude selfie

                                            Friends take a selfie together. Image by Glenn Scofield Williams

                                            It’s all the warm fuzzies

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                                              A young man spends time with his dog on a beach. Image by Magdalena Roeseler

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                                                A pet owner hugs his dog while on a day trip in San Francisco. Image by Taro the Shiba Inu

                                                It means having a friend to photobomb you

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                                                  A boy makes a funny face as he poses for a picture with his brother. Image by Michael Bentley

                                                  old man photobomb

                                                    A man photobombs his wife while their grandson snaps a picture. Image by Frank

                                                    family photobomb

                                                      Family members photobomb their relatives’ Thanksgiving day family photo. Image by Beth Scupham

                                                      boyfriend photobomb

                                                        A friend photobombs the photographer and their friend, the woman in the foreground of this photo. Image by Lachlan Hardy

                                                        True love means being there even when life gets unbearably hard

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                                                        shoulder to cry on

                                                          A family watches the Vermont National Guard depart for Afghanistan. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                          flood dog

                                                            During a monsoon in the Philippines, a boy carries his dog to safety. Image by Romeo Ranoco

                                                            A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens

                                                              A man helps a woman out of her vehicle during a flood in Chalandri, Greece. Image by John Kolesidis

                                                              lunch

                                                                A woman has lunch with her husband every day, even after he’s passed away. Image from ViralNova.com

                                                                hug

                                                                  A woman hugs the mother of 6-year-old Noah Ponzer, who was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Image by Spencer Platt

                                                                  rubble

                                                                    An Oklahoma couple pauses while trying to salvage belongings from a family member’s home after a tornado. Image by Adrees Latif

                                                                    sister and brother

                                                                      A girl puts her arm around her little brother as they wait outside of Sandy Hook Elementary after gunshots are fired. Image by Reuters.

                                                                      headstone

                                                                        A woman sits at her husband’s grave the day before their wedding anniversary. Image from NBC news

                                                                        It means taking the time for long goodbyes

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                                                                          A man says goodbye to his son before deploying. Image by Official U.S. Navy Page

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                                                                          national guard goodbye

                                                                            A South Carolina man says goodbye to his son before deploying for Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                                            saying goodbye

                                                                              A Sergeant hugs both of his sons before being deployed to Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                                              And cherishing reunions

                                                                              husband home

                                                                                A woman hugs her husband as she sees him for the first time since his deployment to Iraq. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                                                boyfriend home

                                                                                  A young  woman hugs her significant other as he returns home for Kuwait. Image by The National Guard

                                                                                  mother hug

                                                                                    A mother drops to her knees as she hugs her son on her return home from the Persian Gulf. Image by The National Guard

                                                                                    True love is letting yourself feel young when they’re around

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                                                                                      Two friends on their smartphones. Image by Robert Neff

                                                                                      feeling young

                                                                                        A young couple getting their picture taken. Image by db Photograph

                                                                                        sprinkler dad

                                                                                          A father plays in a sprinkler with his daughter at Millennium Park in Chicago. Image by Ben Forsberg

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                                                                                          subway couple

                                                                                            A young couple on a subway enjoys sharing time together, while the girlfriend’s father sneaks a photo of them. Image by Gareth Williams

                                                                                            wheelchairs

                                                                                              A couple holds hands on a fall day. Image by David Amsler

                                                                                              It’s letting yourself be silly… just because they’ll enjoy it

                                                                                              silly faces

                                                                                                A grandfather makes faces at the camera with his granddaughters. Image by Tim Pierce

                                                                                                vote for pedro

                                                                                                  A woman’s father wears a Napoleon Dynamite t-shirt to make his daughter laugh. Image by emdot

                                                                                                  True love is allowing yourself to show how you really feel

                                                                                                  date night

                                                                                                    A young couple kisses in the back of a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Image by Derek Key

                                                                                                    playing violin

                                                                                                      Violinist Nancy Dinovo plays at a memorial service for the victims of 9/11. Image by Christopher Morris

                                                                                                      True love is timeless

                                                                                                      old friends

                                                                                                        Friends spending some time together. Image by Cristian Bortes

                                                                                                        sitting around a fire

                                                                                                          A group of friends sits around a campfire eating. Image by New Old Stock

                                                                                                          elderly couple

                                                                                                            An elderly couple walks down a street together. Image by Matteo Paciotti

                                                                                                            Featured photo credit: Matteo Paciotti via flickr.com

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