Sometimes in a long distance relationship you forget to show some love and appreciation to your partner. In all the craziness of trying to coordinate time to video chat and plan visits, you could be pushing your significant other under the rug. Here are 11 things you can do everyday to make sure your SO feels special and loved.
1. Treat each day like a new start
Regardless of what happened yesterday or last week, treat each morning like a brand new day. Don’t ignore the past, but also don’t bring negative feelings and grudges into the future. There’s nothing worse than starting your day with a frown.
2. Be quick to laugh & slow to get angry
Being in a LDR is rarely easy, and sometimes that can take a toll on your mood. It can be easy to let the frustration of not being together get in the way of being happy, but sometimes (most of the time) you just need to shake that off. Remind yourself that you are happily in love, and just because you’re apart doesn’t mean you can’t laugh and be happy together!
3. Let your partner know you value them
Your SO should never not feel loved, but maybe take the extra mile sometimes. This doesn’t have to mean buying presents, but maybe say “I love you” in an extra special way. Something little that will be sure to make them smile.
4. Be nice to your partner, don’t be critical
Most likely your SO has other people in their life who are critical of them, don’t be an extra critical person in their life. You are there to life them up and cheer them on, not knock them down.
5. Don’t hold them to high expectations
Having expectations from your partner isn’t always a bad thing, but don’t hold silly expectations over their head. Not only will having unrealistic expectations end up with you getting hurt, but it can also lead to your partner feeling like they maybe aren’t good enough.
6. Practice mindfulness with your partner
Everyone makes mistakes, so don’t go jumping on your partner for little things. Be forgiving and loving, but also know that you never have to sacrifice your happiness. In life’s everyday stresses, the last thing your partner needs is for you to be on their back about every mistake they may make.
7. Know when to let it go
Sometimes you just need to let things go, even if it means you admit defeat. At the end of the day, theres no reason to fight over something silly, so for the sake of your SO, just agree to disagree. More times than not you need to let your love for your partner over run your need to be right. Quit being stubborn!
8. Surprise them with something nice
Every once in a while it’s nice to do something a little extra for your SO so they feel special. They know that you love them, but sometimes it’s nice to get that little above and beyond “I love you”. It does’t have to be expensive, it could be as little as sending them selfies throughout the day, drawing them a picture, or sending them a sweet letter! Do for them what you would want!
9. Be their biggest fan
When something fabulous happens in your SO’s life, be the first one to jump up and cheer. You are their biggest cheerleader, so make sure they know that. Go out of your way to let them know how proud you are of them and brag about their accomplishments!
10. Say what you mean and mean what you say
Try not to give your significant other mixed messages! Always be honest and say how you feel. Your SO shouldn’t have to decode everything you say or go to sleep wondering if you’re mad at them.
11. Celebrate another day of distance that you’ve survived
Everyday that goes by is one day closer to closing the distance, and isn’t that something to celebrate? Even if closing the distance is years away, you are now a day closer!
Perhaps the best thing you could do for your partner everyday is show them kindness and remind them that you appreciate them.
As long as you and your partner both feel appreciated, happy, and loved, then the two of you are doing something right!
What things do you do for YOUR LDR everyday? What things did we miss? Could you relate?
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