You Are A Mirror
You are a mirror. Every relationship is a reflection of how you let people treat you and also the love (or hate) you give is also shown back.
Last night Eddie and I were talking about how and why we get along so well and why I think it's so important that we don't take for granted how amazing the last 9 years have been. I'm not trying to say we have it all figured out but from our experience if we treat each other the way we would like to be treated then most of the time, our relationship is the best! If you fell in love with someone please take a deep look at WHY you love that person and SHOW it! Here's a few things we do everyday for each other, and trust me. It doesn't get old.
#1 schedule a date night a week. And NEVER miss it.
#2 when you wake up give your loved one a long hug and tell each other you love them. Sounds cheesy but I love it.
#3 guys... Open the car door for your love. Even if you are in a fight. Start NOW.
#4 listen and talk things out. Share your feelings about ANY issue and respect what that person believes. We are adults and don't need to be right. "Rightness" is wrong. Love is right.
#5 Do favors without "keeping track" Resentment creeps in. So don't put expectations on others.
#6 KNOW that we all don't read minds. Don't expect someone to know what they need to do for you in order for YOU to feel loved. For example if for some reason you DO resent the fact that you ALWAYS do something....like the dishes...then speak up and say... Hey! Can you help me do these! ... House work is team work. This also goes to say....if you need quality time or words of encouragement then TELL THEM YOU NEED THIS. I can't stress this one enough.
#7 Appreciate each other and talk highly of each other to others. We all talk about our burdens rather than our blessings waaayyyy too much. Start a positivity journal to start filling your mind with how awesome and thankful you are for your life and your love. It's there. Do some soul searching and hang on tight to your loved one.
Do you have extra tips to add to this list?! I'd love to hear from you!!! What has worked for your relationship?