Anyone who has been in a long term relationship knows that sometimes the passion fades away and the two of you are left wondering how much you really love one another. This can be an awful feeling, but it doesn't always mean the relationship is over. Often times, the two partners have just grown comfortable in the relationship and they forget to go out of their way to show their partner how they really feel. Luckily, it's easy to start showing your partner that you care. You can begin with any of these ten small gestures that will show your partner how much they mean to you!
1. Flirt With Them
It may seem silly to flirt with the person you've been with for a long time, but it's a great way to reignite the passion in your relationship. Being flirtatious with your partner makes them feel desired and will remind them of the beginning of your relationship when everything was fresh and new.
2. Ask Them About Their Day
In long term relationships, people often begin feeling as if their partner doesn't care about their life. Remind your partner that you do care about their life by actually asking about it. Ask them how work went. Ask them how their day was. Ask them how they're feeling. This will let them know that you still care about whatever is going on with them.
3. Surprise Them With Something Special
No, you don't have to shower your partner in gifts or come home with a diamond necklace, but you should surprise them with something special every now and then. This can be something as small as grabbing their favorite snack on your way home from work. It lets them know you were thinking of them!
4. Show Some PDA
New couples love packing on the PDA, but couples who have been together for a long time have forgotten that feeling where you just can't take your hands off your partner. Don't be afraid to re-visit public displays of affection to re-light the spark in your marriage or long term relationship.
5. Look After Their Health
Few things show you care more than looking after your partner's health. Make sure that they are taking good care of themselves. Are they taking their supplements? Are they keeping up with doctor appointments? Checking in on these things shows that you care about your partner and their well-being.
6. Let Them Pick the Movie
It may sound trivial, but something as simple as letting your partner pick which movie or TV show to watch can really show them that you care. It lets them know you're willing to put their wants and interests before your own, which is part of a healthy relationship.
7. Cook Them A Meal
Let your partner relax for the night and cook them their favorite meal. Give them a little pampering and they'll be more in love with you than ever by the end of the night!
8. Literally Tell Them How You Feel
This one may seem a little on the nose, but you'd be amazed how many people totally neglect it. The best way to show your partner that you care is to actually tell them that you care. It doesn't have to be a big emotional speech about your love for them. All you have to do is tell them you love and appreciate them more often.