5. Always remember to say hello and goodbye
Hellos and goodbyes are really important every day, so never leave the house without looking your partner in the eyes and hugging them goodbye. When you come home, rather than going to your children or pets first, go straight to your partner and gaze into their eyes and hug them."
"This sets a positive tone for the whole day when you're apart, and for the evening when you are back together," ― Melissa Ferrari Relationship expert
6. Surprise your partner with their favorite kind of food
“We all know that food is nurturing and helps people feel connected. But when you go out of your way to bring home a special food you know they will love, it’s a wonderful way to put ‘I love you’ into action. If the favorite food is a meal that you make — rather than, say, a pint of Haagen Dazs — you’ll undoubtedly get even more points.”
― Susan Pease Gadoua
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7. Keep the sexual energy flowing
“These couples keep sexual energy in the mix throughout their lives together, creating anticipation by sexting with each other, keeping an ongoing sexual conversation and a doing a quick make-out here and there ― even when there isn’t enough time to do the deed!”
―Danielle Harel, sex expert and author of Making Love Real
8. Always be grateful and acknowledge the effort your partner has made
“Despite the mundanity and complacency that can develop within a long-term partnership, a sure way to keep the fire alive and burning brightly is to watch your partner beam when you regularly notice and point out their contributions to your life. People want to be reminded they are of value to you, and secure couples understand that this should be frequent. Although you may assume your love to be understood, in reality, acknowledging your partner’s efforts and contributions consistently builds an even deeper connection.”
― Kari Carroll, couples therapist.