Without a question, without any hesitation, you and your partner do these for each other out of pure love.
When you're in a happy and loving relationship, you don't wait for special days or big occasions to show each other affection. You devote time to each other every single day and have your own ways of showing how much you mean to each other. And here's what you do for each other every day.
Vowing to always be honest with each other and keeping that promise has brought you both closer. You tell your partner the truth even when you know they might feel hurt when they hear it. But you wouldn't hide things from them when you know it's for their own good. That's why you both trust each other with blind faith, because as expert, Maud Purcell wrote for Psych Central pointed out, "the happiest couples are the ones where honesty is as natural and every day as breathing."
You and your partner have an irreplaceable spot in each other's lives and you never fail to remind them of the many little reasons that put them there. You compliment each other and appreciate how much you both do in the relationship. “Compliments are the quickest way to put a smile on your partner’s face,” said Julie Spira, an online dating expert and author, according to Reader's Digest. It helps you never forget the many reasons why you fell in love with each other.
What makes a relationship truly wonderful is when you can stop trying to be perfect and can start being yourself. You both create a safe and comfortable zone in the relationship where you're able to love your differences. You forgive each other for the little things and find compromises because you know that holding grudges is worth it when you can meet each other halfway to make things work. And that's what has helped you both grow and mature, hand-in-hand, in the relationship.
Open communication, where you listen as much as you share is one of the secrets to your relationship. “When partners feel that it’s like pulling teeth to get each other to divulge any thoughts or feelings, a relationship can feel very lonely," said Samantha Rodman, psychologist and dating coach, according to HuffPost. "Happy couples may not communicate constantly on a deep level, but they do it frequently enough to feel that they really know one another.”
Your partner is fully dedicated to you and the thought of you never leaves their mind. You both are fully attentive to each other when you're together and you constantly check in with each other when you're apart.
“Whether it’s a ‘hello’ text or call to ask, ‘How did it go?’ the happiest couples reach out. They call to say, ‘I’m running late,’ or ‘We just landed,’ or ‘Do you need me to stop at the store on my way home?’" said Winifred M. Reilly, marriage and family therapist and author. It keeps you both connected and you never lose touch of what's happening in each other's lives.
Things won't always be the same in the relationship. Among the good days, there are bound to be bad ones that creep up on you two. But you know how to enjoy the joy of the relationship to the fullest and also stick by each other's side through storms.
“Knowing your partner has your back and vice versa is a great source of comfort in the game of love,” said Spira. And whether it's through the laughter or through the tears, you never forget that you're a team.
At the end of each day, coming back to your partner's comforting arms makes the going so much easier. As you both get ready for bed, you let each other know about how the day went; so even when you spend your days separately, you're still an integral part of each other's lives.
“In my experience as a relationship therapist, couples that go to bed at the same time have a more trusting relationship than those who don’t,” said Kristie Overstreet, a licensed professional clinical counselor.