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20 Little Things To Do That Will Guarantee A Super Strong Relationship

It is said that little things in life make a huge difference. This is also true when it comes to relationships, whether love, marriage or companionship. Relationships between partners need to be nurtured every day just like that of a young and tender plant. As we grow in our relationships, we keep learning and knowing each other a little more every day.

But in the hustle and bustle of a busy life, monotony almost always finds its way into our relationships. Sometimes we even begin to take our partners for granted. Lack of quality time with your partner and the responsibilities of professional and domestic life can leave us angry, irritated, and dissatisfied at times. Such things often lead to misunderstandings and arguments that can turn a relationship sour. Sometimes, even if you do have a happy-go-lucky relationship, it becomes necessary to give your relationship a much-needed lift to ensure it remains so in the future too.

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In such cases, little things said or done can make a world of difference to your love life. They can help rekindle the old flame and make your relationship very strong in the long run.

Here we will reveal 20 little things to do in order to make your relationship stronger.

1. Show your love

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Love and care are the basic ingredients in every relationship, so showing them off a bit is always a good thing. No matter how expressive you are, a sweet gesture or a few romantic words every day can make your partner feel loved. Asking them if they had their medicines on time when they are ill, placing a kiss on their forehead just before going to work, or simply holding your partner while you are visiting can be incredibly heart-warming. After all, it is love that makes the world go round!

2. Share your problems and be there for each other

There are hundreds of problems that surround us each day, be it professional or personal. Sometimes just talking about them with someone can be a huge relief. So share them with your partner even if it is the simplest of things. Likewise, take out time to listen to theirs. Give importance to things that may not matter to you but that are important for your partner. Listening can really help in building a great level of understanding. And at the end, be there for them and try your best to help and solve the problems together. Reassure your presence and give them a hug and just tell them that it’s going to be all right!

3. Give your company

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Remember the sweater that you bought together while you both were still in college? Yes, little things that you did together in the past also matter a lot. Love is so much about companionship as anything else. So, bestow each other with your company while you are shopping for a shirt or for your groceries. Keep each other company while watching a movie or a game together. Go with her if she has an ice cream craving in the middle of the night. Hold his pet while he gives it a bath. No one can replace your presence in your partner’s life, so make use of every little opportunity that you get to spend quality time with each other.

4. Allow some me-time

As much as company is important, so is solitude. Once in a while, we need to take some time for ourselves to introspect and assess how far we have come. This also allows you to be grateful for the things you have in life, including a loving partner. A little space helps you understand the importance of your partner’s presence in your life. That is when you realize how much you love your partner, which will cause you to bounce back with more love than ever before. This will ensure a super strong relationship for years to come.

5. Don’t ask too many questions

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Your partner might have had a very bad day, so asking too many questions once they are home may not always be a good thing. While it is good for you to know the problems that they are facing, asking for too many details can mean you do not entirely trust what they say. This gives way to insecurities in a relationship. This is also true when your partner is going out with their friends. Don’t be possessive about them every time. You know they are with you because they love you. Resolving your insecurities can lay the foundation for continual trust and ultimately help build a strong relationship.

6. Take a little walk

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Hold each other’s hands and take a little walk in your backyard or just talk about how your day was while you are walking back home. Reminiscence on the old days and think about how you fell in love. Take a walk in the morning and appreciate Nature, or simply cycle through the woods. Talk about the not-so-important things in life and have a little conversation on how the little things matter!

7. Indulge your hobbies together

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds it morning and is refreshed,” said Kahlil Gibran. Whether it is cooking, gardening or dancing, make sure once in a while you take out time to indulge in your hobbies together. This will help you know how good your partner is at a whole lot of things and you can also learn new things from each other.

8. Be there on important occasions

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It is important that you be there by your partner’s side while they celebrate their successes or present their skills. It is always nice to see your partner seated in the audience while you are performing your dance recital or you are receiving your degree. It also means a lot to see off your partner when they are leaving for an official trip or just wave goodbye if you know that you are not going to see each other for some time.

9. Take a vacation

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Taking a vacation to a new place or just taking the weekend to visit your old favorite place can add a lot of meaning to your relationship. It is said that going on a trekking expedition is necessary for couples. This teaches you endurance and resistance and you know that you have been with each other in the most trying times, and still love each other.

10. Give time to say ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’

Take time to say ‘thank you’ and appreciate your partner’s effort in doing even the smallest of things. Say ‘sorry’ and accept it when you are wrong. No one has ever become small by saying sorry, so leave your ego aside and take responsibility for your actions.

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11. Meet their friends and family

Though you are each busy with your own lives, remember that being social is also necessary. Having dinner with your partner’s family and just discussing how you have been can show that you are interested in their entire life. Going out for a movie with their friends can help build your rapport and ensure harmony in the future.

12. Invest time in making a handmade gift

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Those little colorful handmade cards that you gave your parents as a kid are precious things. So, make your gifts precious by adding a personal touch to them. Putting in time and effort for making something for your loved one holds much more value than any expensive gift that you will ever buy. This will reach straight to their heart and the love and appreciation will increase by the hour.

13. Be your partner’s personal cheer team

Praising your partner for their skills, acknowledging their credentials, and encouraging them to achieve bigger things in life are wonderful things that you can do to boost your partner’s self- esteem. Slowly, this will allow you two to inch towards a stronger relationship in the future.

14. Flirting about all over again

Who doesn’t like to be wooed like you did when you were still getting to know each other? Give compliments to each other regularly. Leave flowers in her closet. Post him a few love notes. Go on a romantic date and flirt with each other, all over again.

15. Let go of past mistakes

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Don’t keep reminding each other of past mistakes. So they put the white shirt with the dark clothes in the washing machine, once. So what? Everyone makes mistakes once in a while so learn to let go. No one likes to be judged all the time and especially not around their own home.

16. Avoid comparisons

Try to not compare your partner’s manners, qualities or financial status with others. This will only question your respect for them and make matters difficult. Your neighbors might have a fancy new car, but that doesn’t mean that you have to compare yourselves to them all the time. Love is much more than any material possessions that you can have. Count your blessings and be grateful for what you have.

17. Make compromises and sacrifices

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Compromises and sacrifices can help avoid a number of arguments in daily life. Make little adjustments and sacrifices without letting your partner know so. Ditch the pizza today and eat burger with him. In case she forgot to put sugar in your coffee, just get up and get it yourself from the kitchen instead of complaining about it.

18. Doing their part of the chores

While it is a very logical thing to divide household chores equally between the two of you, sometimes helping out your partner with their part of the home duties can also be nice. This would be especially nice when they are having more of a hectic schedule at work than you. But don’t make this a habit, because they might start taking you for granted.

19. Loving in bed

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Loving your partner in bed can extremely enhance your love life. Show them that love goes beyond a sexual relationship and say those three words while you experience the wonders of lovemaking. Experts say that good sex ensures a good mental health and goes a long way in building an everlasting relationship.

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20. Try and hold yourself back in an argument

Arguments and fights are bound to happen. It is actually good to express your anger and frustration with your partner instead of being stoic about it. But while you do that, try and exercise caution on how you say things. Be frank and straightforward, but do not be rude so as to hurt your partner. Ravid Yosef, a dating and relationship coach based in Los Angeles says, that practicing kindness warrants a happy and successful relationship.

To have a beautiful relationship is bliss in itself. Then why not put in a little more time and effort to keep it going stronger? The key to a strong relationship is not to get it right all the time, but to embrace the experiences that you gain in knowing each other in the process.  It is not about perfection, but a continuous endeavor towards striving to make yourself and each other better.

So, go ahead. Initiate these few little things in your relationship today and be one step closer towards making your relationship stronger than ever.

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20 Little Things That Guarantee A Strong Relationship
So what makes a relationship strong? It's the little things that are often neglected. A strong relationship is easy to build, just needs some effort & will.
Kalloli Dutta

Kalloli Dutta

I have had an inclination towards literature and creative arts from my childhood. I have a degree in Hindustani classical music under Lucknow Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth and also learn contemporary jazz at Shiamak Davar's institute of performing arts, Hyderabad. I have been writing on and off without publishing anything ever, not taking in account the articles published in school magazines and a poem here and there. I recently started my blog as a first step towards getting my thoughts heard. I also write poems.