Being in a happy, fulfilling relationship takes work, but it is worth every minute of it when it’s done right. Happy couples are sharing the most important things they do in their relationships to keep the love alive. What would you do for your partner if it was important to them?
A Redditor shared, “My girlfriend tries to stay awake until I come home. I tend to work a lot of late nights, but she’s more of an “early to bed, early to rise” kinda girl, so she always tries to stay awake so she can at least say good night. She’s studying abroad right now, and she still tries to stay awake until I come home from work so we can Skype goodnight.”
This Redditor said, “When we’re both cranky for silly or small reasons, but we’re cranky together, not at each other. It reminds me we’re always partners, never adversaries.”
One user shared, “Recently, I was having a really bad day. Just sad and upset and generally horrible. So we’re laying in bed watching TV, and during a break, he goes to the kitchen for whatever reason. When he returns, he hands me a burnt marshmallow on a stick. Because he knows how much I love burnt marshmallows and that it would make me happy. Needless to say, my day was instantly better, and I love that guy a lot.”
A Redditor recalled, “My wife loves pickles. When we first started dating, back before I learned about her pickle obsession, I stole the last slice of pickle from her plate. I pulled the “HEY, What’s that over there?” and pointed wildly. YOINK. Pickle gone. She was LIVID. Absolutely furious that I had eaten the last pickle in the house. For WEEKS, every day, she mentioned the pickle. Years passed, and she’d still make comments like, “Well, at least you didn’t eat the last pickle. OH WAIT.” etc. It’s been 9 years since the pickle debacle. My wife, being 9 months pregnant, has been having insane pickle cravings. Yesterday, she gave me the last slice of pickle in the house and said, “I love you this much.”
A top-liked comment said, “Holding hands. It doesn’t matter if it’s at home or when we’re walking around. It’s a constant reminder.”
For Better Or Worse
A user shared, “I seriously injured my back recently, and he helps me do absolutely everything and expects nothing in return. When I start to feel bad for needing him so much, he reassures me that he’s my husband and he loves helping me. “For better or for worse.” It means a lot.”
One Redditor said, “I have been dating her for three years, and honestly, no matter how mad I am at her when she calls me Jamie Giraffe, there’s no way I can be mad. It’s such a simple thing to be called a special nickname, but it’s so special.”
A user stated, “Whenever I smile, and she says, “There’s that smile that I love so much,” after I’ve been upset.”
This Redditor said, “Even when her day has been terrible, she goes out of her way to make mine even better to balance it out.”
One user recalls, “When she takes pictures of me making funny faces when she thinks I’m not paying attention.”
A Redditor shared, “When she looks into my eyes and tells me she loves me before we go to bed, and I can hear it in her voice.”
Tucks Me In
A highly-liked comment said, “When he warms the sheets in the dryer and tucks me in when I’ve had an awful day.”
This Redditor said, “When I’m in the tub, and he just sits on the floor and hangs out with me because he wants to talk.”
With A Smile
A user added, “When I wake up, and he’s already looking at me and smiling.”
One user commented, “When he traces the freckles on my shoulders with his fingertips when I’m anxious.”
A Redditor mentioned, “When he brings me a glass of water every night before bed.”
Does The Dirty Work
A user said, “When he cleans the gross gunk that gets stuck in the kitchen sink (because it legitimately frightens me).”
This Redditor commented, “Every morning, my wife of 18 years gets up before me and makes coffee. She doesn’t drink coffee.”
A top-liked comment said, “He never skimps on the quality of his hugs. Knowing he wants to ensure I get a great hug every time makes me feel safe and right at home.”
A Hard Worker
Finally, a Redditor shared, “To show him a little love, earlier, I took a break from my research paper to bring him a beer in the garden, and he gave me a smile and that “I seriously f****ng love you” look. It makes my day to see him doing the things he loves, and I never get tired of seeing the pride in his eyes when he’s working hard.”
What an absolutely heartwarming compilation of stories and anecdotes shared by Redditors about the gestures and actions that make them feel loved by their partners. The responses vary widely, highlighting the different ways in which love is expressed and recognized within relationships.
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