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Non-Verbal Ways to Show You Care
It’s great to tell your boyfriend or girlfriend how you feel, but there are lots of other ways to get the message across that don’t involve words:
- Be respectful. Show up to dates on time. Don’t leave them waiting around. Value their time and the fact that they have a life of their own. It seems like a little thing but being respectful shows that you value them as a person and that you view them as an equal in your relationship.
- Pay attention. Put down your phone, turn off the TV and stop updating your Facebook page while they are trying to talk to you. Sit and look at them and listen to what they’re saying without being distracted. This shows that you think what they have to say is important and that you are truly interested.
- Remember the details. Did she mention in passing that tulips are her favorite flower? Did he rave about your moms chocolate chip cookies that one time? Remember these little details and store them in your memory for later. Then you can surprise them with little treats that you’ll know they love. They’ll be touched by your thoughtful gesture and be impressed that you took notice and remembered what they’re favorite things are.
10 Relationship Killers
Every relationship is bound to have its problems. Some are fixable with a little communication and effort, but others are sure-fire relationship killers. Here are 10 to watch out for:
- Being too into yourself. Your relationship will never work if it’s all about you. It takes two people to be in a relationship together and you both matter. Being totally self-absorbed is a guaranteed way to see your relationship fizzle.
- Letting your friends get in the way. Whether it’s spending too much time with your friends, letting them influence your decisions or over-sharing intimate details of your relationship – letting your friends get in the way can make your relationship feel overcrowded and is sure to get old fast.
- Not communicating. Not being open and honest with each other about your feelings, what you are up to, or what you really want out of the relationship is a slippery slope to relationship failure. You’ll never make it work if you don’t know what the other person is thinking and feeling.