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26 Effective & Creative Ways to Communicate with Your Significant Other

26 Effective & Creative Ways to Communicate with Your Significant Other

Love is all about communication. Whether you have been together for days, months or decades, your significant other is someone to whom you express all your warm fuzzy affection and who you can be as mushy with as you’d like. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to remind that certain someone how much they are loved. Instead of the usual texting of “I love you”, add variety to your daily communication and try one of these creative ways to express yourself.

1. Write it on steamed mirrors

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    It’s early morning and you’re taking turns to shower before running off to work. Knowing they’re next in line, surprise them with a message and it’d be a wonderful way to start their day!

    2. Write on a banana

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      When you pack them lunch, add on a banana as a healthy mid-day snack that’s high in potassium. It’s a thoughtful gesture and they will be smiling and laughing at how silly you are if you use a marker to write directly on the peel.

      If you prefer to be sneaky, use your banana as a secret message! When you use a toothpick to scratch a message on the banana peel, it does not appear visible until an hour later.

      3. Place notes on the fridge

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        There will be no excuse for not reading your message (Everybody walks to the fridge, right?) Use alphabet magnets to craft your message so you can reuse and rearrange them from time to time to add fun into your daily lives. If you do not have those, post-its will work just as well.

        4. Use a Pillow Talk

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          Maybe you are in a long-distance relationship, or you don’t Iive together just yet. Launching soon, Pillow Talk is a wearable product that lets you send your heartbeat to your loved one, and by putting the speaker in the pillow you are able to hear theirs too – therefore providing the illusion of closeness no matter where you may be.

          5. Dedicate them a song

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            Very old-school but nevertheless always a romantic thing to do. Is there a song that describes your relationship well? Dedicate that song with a heartfelt message on the radio and telling them when to listen. Make sure you know their schedule at that time so they don’t miss the perfect timing!

            6. Start a love diary

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              Make it a project to take turns to fill it up with pictures of the most memorable moments, write short letters for each other, share secrets so you have nothing to hide, create love lists of about you like about them and share everything that is on your mind. You can also keep a box of memorabilia of things that are special in your relationship, such as movie ticket stubs

              7. Install LoveByte – an app for couples

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                If writing in a physical diary is too troublesome, let technology make things easier for you. Search for couple apps and share with your significant other in a private space that you can call your own. It’s like a shared treasure chest of all your memories so revisiting the best times of your relationship is accessible and instantaneous.

                8. Read together Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages” book

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                  Find out what makes each other tick and how we express and receive love in different forms. It’s one of the best ways to build understanding between the two of you.

                  9. Invent your own secret code

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                    Come up with some signs that only the two of you understand so you can slip it in your conversations without anyone knowing! Like in 50 Shades of Grey, there’s “red” and “yellow”. You can make it as sexy or ridiculous as you want, as long as you are having fun.

                    10. Buy a pair of tickets to their favourite show/concert

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                      Is their favourite band coming to town? You know they want to see it but can’t bear to pay for the expensive tickets? Pamper them by getting them a ticket. If you can, accompany them to watch it (even if you don’t really want to!) to let them know you take interest in what they like and enjoy. Sometimes love is best communicated by your actions, not your words.

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                      11. Make your own scratchcards

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                        Don’t worry about not having handcrafting skills. There are tutorials to follow to make your own scratchcards where you can write in your own message, cover it up with paint and let the recipient scratch to unveil the message. Try typing in Google keywords like “DIY scratchcards” and you’re good to go. All you need are some cards, dish soap, silver acrylic paint, clear tape and a small container.

                        12. Make a heart-shaped meal

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                          Prepare their favourite meal and display it a heart shape. (Whether or not the food tastes great, that’s a separate story!) You can prepare almost any food shaped into a heart: cut out toast, pizza, cookies; as long as you have a heart-shaped cutter. You can even use them on your fruits.

                          13. Slip a surprise note into their bag

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                            Write a sweet message on a post-it note. It can be something as simple as “Have a great day!” or an appreciation note to thank them of their presence in your life. Place more notes in random places where they will find it – in their dresser, fridge, in their car, bathroom mirror. It’d be something they come across later and you will keep them wondering when you managed to sneak it in without them knowing.

                            14. Embark on a ’30 Day Relationship Challenge’ together

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                              Is it true that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Spice up your everyday interaction by committing to doing an activity daily together. It can be as simple as doing house chores together, giving each other a massage, or looking at old pictures. To make the challenge even more meaningful, brainstorm together to make your own list or search the net for some ideas.

                              15. Scavenger Hunt

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                                On some coloured paper place clues and hints, and hide them all around the house. Ask your partner to solve the questions. You can ask some questions to remind them of special days in the relationship (e.g. when you had your first date). Get them thinking about the good times and how you both felt in the beginning.

                                16. Couple Quiz

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                                  Pick up a book of questions and fire them at each other. You can choose any topic or keep it to relationship questions. You will learn from the answers and discover each other’s preferences, attitudes, perspectives and desires – some of which you may not even have known about yourself! This is a fun way to get to know each other and bring you closer as a couple.

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                                  17. Make them a wallet card

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                                    Write a heartwarming message that is loving and motivational to your partner so they can always see it whenever they open their wallet. It is something they carry along with them all the time so it serves as a great reminder.

                                    18. Surprise them with flowers

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                                      Perhaps your partner has been getting stressed at work, or you know they are going through a tough week. Have a lovely bouquet delivered to their workplace – even though there’s no special occasion or celebration – when they are least expecting it. Just because you want to see a smile on their face (Aww!) Plus it’s cheaper than getting them on peak periods like Valentine’s Day. Be sure to add a personal, encouraging message to add a special touch!

                                      19. Make short videos

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                                        In case you were thinking dirty… No, that’s not what we meant. Make recordings of simple daily happenings, or talk about something you recall. Over time you will have built a record you can fondly look back at together and see how much you’ve both grown.

                                        20. Quiet places for heart-to-heart talk

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                                          Visit new, quiet places where you can be away from the crowd and just sit down, hold hands and have a good heart-to-heart talk. Sit on a park bench or lie down to watch the night sky. Make it a point to travel even if it’s a little out of the way. Soaking together in a bathtub is considered a pretty unconventional place for a good, relaxing chat.

                                          21. Make love vows

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                                            Spend a good evening and write down some promises of love to each other. Hang it up on the wall and be constantly reminded of the commitment you’ve promised each other – put down on pen and paper.

                                            22. Make a bookmark

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                                              If your significant other is a bookworm, it would be nice to print out nice images and paste a love quote on top of it. Get it laminated and put it in to a book they are reading.

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                                              23. Mail them a handwritten letter

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                                                Because nobody takes the time to write to each other any more. The love letter is a classic way to show them how you feel. Express your gratitude and thank them for the little things they do for you. It’s something that they can keep for a long time and they will always feel good reading it again and again. Sit down and take the time to put in your best effort to write something down on pen and paper.

                                                24. Lipstick on the mirror

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                                                  Use lipstick to write a romantic message on the mirror. It’s a cheeky way to leave a short message (If you are worried about the stain, liquid dish soap and hot water will do the trick!)

                                                  25. Get your dog to fetch it

                                                    If you are lucky enough to have a dog who will learn special tricks, train your dog to bring a letter in its mouth to your partner.

                                                    25. Candy Hearts

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                                                      Printed with cute messages like “Kiss Me” and “XOXO”, these ‘conversation heart’ candies make great gifts to send a message. If you want your message to be more special you can even have them custom made, so that it will be one of a kind.

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                                                      Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                                                      50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                      50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                      Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                                      It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                                      It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                                      Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                                      Quotes for self-assurance

                                                      1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                                        2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                                          3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                                            4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                                              5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                                                6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                                                  Quotes about positivity

                                                                  7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                                                    8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                                      9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                                        10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                                          11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                                            12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                                              13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                                                Quotes for work and success

                                                                                14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                                                  15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                                                    16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                                      17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                                        18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                                          19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                                            20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                                              21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                                                22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                                                  23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                                                    24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                                      25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                                        26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                                          27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                                            28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                                              29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                                                30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                                                  31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                                                    32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                                      33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                                        34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                                          35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                                            36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                                              37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                                                38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                                                  39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                                                    40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                                      41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                                        42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                                          43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                                            44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                                              45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                                                Quotes about money

                                                                                                                                                46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                                                  47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                                                    48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                                      49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                                        50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                                          51. If you can count your money, work harder.

                                                                                                                                                            If you find yourself feeling lost and frustrated, it’s never too late to change things up. Check out this guide:

                                                                                                                                                            How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

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