It’s the Little Things: Simple Gestures to Improve Any Relationship
Relationships are difficult work. Successful relationships are built up with time, from a million little actions which prove you’re trustworthy and reliable.
Some things move rapport forward, other things knock it backwards several steps, but still other activities can derail rapport completely.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have a large amount of work or effort to improve rapport with some simple acts of kindness.
Acts of Kindness That Aren’t So Random
Say “Please” – Common courtesy isn’t so common anymore. Though we might think words conveys an appropriate quantity of graciousness, however the fact is, failing to say “please” makes a request sound a lot more like a command. No one loves to be bossed around, especially a loved one who may go through constantly put upon without appreciation.
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And “Thank You” – Just like saying “please” has fallen by the wayside, the same can probably be said for “thank you”. Failing to show appreciation could make someone feel more like a lackey and fewer just like a beloved partner. It’s amazing how quickly rapport can return to solid ground with only just a little genuine gratitude.
Seek His Opinion C Your man, believe it or not, is chock full of great and original ideas, and he’s just waiting for the chance to share them with you. Rather than constantly holding the reigns and driving every decision that takes place in the relationship, ask your guy for his opinion every now and then, then be genuinely supportive of his choice. Men love to feel needed, it reinforces their masculinity.
Be Affectionate C We humans are social creatures, we want physical contact directly into feel secure and cared for. An unexpected hug, a lingering kiss, as well as an affectionate squeeze go a long way towards reinforcing the romance that exists inside your relationship.
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Whether your relationship is completely new, or maybe your long-term relationship went off course, it’s vital that you remain patient as you put these small gestures into practice. It’s human nature to want to guard your heart, being vulnerable to another person is definitely an invitation for discomfort, however it doesn’t have to be stressful.
See this exercise being an chance to grow and enjoy more affectionate, intimate relationships in the future. Not simply with your significant other, but with friends, family and co-workers too. Treat every person as someone worthy of compassion and love, and you will benefit from the same in return.