When a relationship has been ticking along for a while, the excitement can fizzle out and the little things are often neglected. When jobs, kids and other responsibilities are thrown into the mix, things can start to dwindle in this arena even more. However, you should always be prepared to make an effort and some time for your loved one.

But how can you do this? Well, there’s a whole host of ways you can maintain a healthy relationship, those truly memorable and special moments can be harder to come by.

Therefore, here’s how to make your loved one feel loved.




Cards, flowers and dinner

The classic ways into your partners heart are classics for a reason. Even though they’re well-known ways of winning affection, they still surprise every time they pop up. A personalised card from Card factory is a great way to handwrite some really lengthy and touching messages. Throw in some flowers and a truly exquisite meal, and you’ve truly doted on your partner in a very notable, if an admittedly usual, way. Still, if it ain’t broke…

Spontaneous chats

When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, many conversations can become repetitive and almost scheduled. This can start to make your rapport feel a bit bland and uninspired if this problem is left unaddressed, so it’s important to shake things up here. Text, ring or chat in person at times that are perhaps not completely obvious (but still appropriate) and avoid small talk topics. That way, there’s something exclusive and deep about your dynamic, even if it’s just on a conversational level.

Their favourite things

If you’ve memorized your partners favourite things, making them feel special is easier than its ever been. Films, foods, walks in certain seasons or weather conditions, places and events, hobbies and activities; really try to retain it all. When things simmer down and perhaps get a bit boring between you both, make sure you and your partner indulge in their favourite things. It’ll prove that you know them very well, can get on their level, and overall just guarantee a very good and exciting time when things inevitably slow down on occasion!

The photo album

The only thing that can top doing their favourite things is photographing those special moments they hold dear. Unforgettable holidays, promotions and first days at new jobs, cute accidents and mishaps, playing with any pets, wedding and birthdays – take pictures of life as it happens and, eventually, begin building your portfolio. It’s the ultimate gift in many ways and shows that you’ve had a long and fun-filled life together. Proof of your long-lasting love is the best way to make your partner feel truly special!

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