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Weddings / August 15, 2016

5 ways to let your partner know how much you appreciate them

The holiday season kicks off this week. With all the family, events, eating and family, it can be easy to take your partner for granted. We at Monogamy wines have pulled together five ways to let your partner know how much you appreciate them – with tips specially geared toward the sometimes stressful holiday season.

Handwritten notes

     Love note for my husband - leave them on the rear view mirror!

This is my default way to show my husband my love. Whether it’s a note taped to the mirror when he’s in the shower, or a note taped to his rear view mirror, I delight in showing him how much I appreciate his love and support by surprise notes.

A secret signal

Dance a secret jig to show her you care

Come up with a secret word or gesture to let your partner know, “I see you. I love you.” This tip is especially helpful during the holiday season when you can find yourself separated by friends and family at crowded events.

Rub it out

Neck, back and all kind of massages are free and delightful. Watch how the professionals on YouTube do it and use your new skills to relax the heck out of your beloved. We love this totally SFW neck massage video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTfPf6mnFe4 and this one for backs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aliKjIcDMQ0 – my favorite way to be shown love!

Take over a chore

Emptying the dishwasher is loving

Does she usually clean the toilets? Does he always unload the dishwasher? Sneakily, quietly take over a few chores for your partner and do it with love in your heart. Never, ever mention it, even if they don’t say anything about it.

Picking cilantro is my least favorite chore

Speak kindly

Kind words? Happy marriage!

Avoiding saying negative things about your partner is a given. But during this holiday season, go the extra mile and actively share all the things you love about them. Does she have a cousin who likes to pick on her for an innocuous habit – defend her! Does his mom remind him of a mistake he made long ago? Step up and say that you’re way past that. Speak up with love to show your partner how important they are to you.

How do you share your gratitude for your partner during the holiday season? Let us know in the comments!

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