Little Tokens Of Appreciation

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We all get busy in our day to day lives and sometimes this means you don’t spend as much time showing your partner as much affection as you and they would like.  This affection can come in many forms by spending time together, being romantic, passionate, or just simply sitting and staring into each others eyes.  As everyone can be busy and if you are raising children it is even easier to get distracted and forget to show your partner how much they mean to you and what they mean to you.

Steal a moment here and there and find the little things is a suggestion that I have.  Take a look at some of the things that I am going to list below, if your partner does any of these things for you then take these as those signs and gestures, if you have not done anything like this for a while then steal some moments from a day and do them to show appreciation and affection for your partner.

  • Warm your partners favorite beverage and have it ready in the morning without being asked

Simple, but I try to have my partner’s hot tea ready and brewed for when she comes downstairs first thing in the morning.  If this saves just two minutes of waiting for tea to heat up and brew, then I have done my job.

  • If you watch TV together even for a short while give your partner a massage

One of my favorite things is to rub my wife’s feet and legs while we watch TV together.  Even though we are both unwinding and watching TV, I am giving physical attention to her and relieving some tension and strain while we just mellow and veg together.

  • Give your partner a random kiss or hug

Don’t go overboard, but do just spontaneously come up to your partner and give them a hug or a kiss.  Show them how you feel about them with this one gesture and put your emotion into it.

  • Offer to assist your partner with anything and let them take a break

Sometimes the best way to show affection is to relieve your partner of their workload and let them sit down or take a nap for a bit.  On days where I am not terribly busy, I will try to take a lunch break and offer to watch the little one while she steals a nap in the bedroom.

  • Leave a small note around the house

This one I have done for a while but we have a white board magnet on the refrigerator to write chores and messages.  I often when completing the chores will leave a love poem or message so my lady can read it before writing a new list of things that need to be done around the house.

These are just some suggestions and a small handful of things that I try to do to convey some appreciation and affection for my partner.  This message works both ways ladies should do little things to show affection and appreciation for their partner just as men should show their ladies.  These rules apply for everyone and are even more essential if you and your partner don’t spend much time together.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: November 9, 2008 — 5:35 am