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50 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationship

37. Wake your loved one up with kisses and cuddles. This will keep the affection alive in your relationship.

38. Go to a sporting event together. If your partner likes baseball, purchase tickets to see his favorite team play.

39. Listen. Listen to what your loved one has to say. Sometimes it is so easy to drift off while someone is speaking, but make an effort to listen.

40. Positive reinforcement. Instead of criticizing your partner, find what he’s doing right and praise him.

41. Play a board game. Play Monopoly or any other board game together. This will keep the sense of fun in your relationship.

42. Go for a walk together. To the ocean, forest, or park. Enjoy holding hands and being outside. Appreciate the beauty of nature around you.

43. Wear a matching outfit. Why do we save matching only for weddings? People will definitely notice and compliment you on “being a great fit for each other.”

44. Kiss and hug your significant other for no reason. Showing affection toward one another is a great way to say “I love you.”

45. Play a game of strip poker. Spice up your card game by showing that you still find your partner sexy.

46. Pack a surprise love note in your loved one’s lunch. This will show that you still care and want to put something extra in her lunch.

47. Organize a romantic night. Candles, a romantic dinner, and a massage. Even if the night will end up with you falling asleep, she will appreciate the effort.

48. Brag to others about something your partner has achieved. This will show him that you support his goals and are happy when he reaches them.

49. Next time you have an argument, choose to be kind rather than right. Try to stop the argument, instead of keeping it going just to prove your point.

50. Focus on the positive. Concentrate on the positive aspects of your relationship, rather than dwelling on the negative.

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5:53AM PST on Nov 16, 2013

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2:32PM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Good advise! Its important to remember these small but meaningful things to make a relationship stronger.

8:59AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

good tips over all

11:53PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

Great tips, thanks. Saw another 5-6 which could be implemented immediately.

11:32AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

these are cute! :)

8:51AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thank you

10:22PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

good tips, thanks!

7:22AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

Ano N. wrote:
"PPS: Dear Sam M, While I cannot be 100% sure it was my comment you were referring to, I have a feeling you may have. My analysis was intended as constructive advice..."
Hello Ano N.
I find it difficult to follow your post in its entirety, but regarding this particular part, I don't remember which comments I took as negative though they may have been yours (not reading back to check). My own posts were not intended to upset anybody, quite the contrary, and if they did so then I apologize (to you and whoever else may have felt targeted).
I will say that it's great when people take the time to actually comment, whether positively or negatively, as a lot of people don't bother. :)

6:57AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

True love is about give and take - about partners accommodating each other's needs. This is perhaps the most important thing to emphasise. Woman's need to have sex is perhaps not as big as man's, she will tell him that, but she would say "because I love you, I will meet you half-way". It's all about communicating each other's needs, and not taking advantage - ie., always repaying your partner's will to compromise with your will to compromise on something which is important to your partner (such as going to see in-laws more often).

Quickies may be just tools for fast tension release. Every couple needs to dump kids on grandparents or sleepovers at least once in every ten days - and just spend the time to reconnect on real intimate level. No quickies, but long-drawn and mutually satisfying hot sex.

4:48AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

Good suggestions. Following some of them, going to try a few others today!

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