You know what they say, “Happy spouse, happy house!” While that may not be entirely true, keeping your partner happy is important to maintaining a healthy and happy relationship.
Luckily, there are lots of little things you can do to keep your partner happy.
Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Write Them Hidden Notes
One of the simplest and most effective ways to make your partner happy is to write them hidden notes.
You can hide them in their car, in their purse, in their lunchbox, or even in their shoe!
Keep them short and sweet. Some examples of simple notes you could write are:
- “I love you”
- “Thank you for being you”
- “You’re my favorite person in the world”
- “You make me so happy”
- “I’m so lucky to be with you”
2. Make Them Laugh
We all know that laughter is the best medicine, and that’s especially true in relationships.
Making your partner laugh is a great way to show them you love and appreciate them. It’s also a great way to relieve stress and tension in the relationship.
There are lots of ways to make your partner laugh. You can tell them a funny story, make a funny face, or even just crack a few jokes. Whatever makes them laugh, do it as often as you can.
3. Kiss Them Often
Kissing your partner is one of the simplest things you can do to make them happy. According to a study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology, “people who are kissed on a regular basis are more likely to report higher levels of relationship satisfaction.”
According to the study, kissing is associated with oxytocin, which is a hormone associated with happiness.
In addition, kissing is something that we do naturally and instinctively. It’s a way to show affection and show that you’re connected to your partner.
Plus, it just feels good! So, kiss them often!
4. Always Listen To Them
One of the most important things you can do for your partner is to listen to them. This doesn’t just mean paying attention to what they’re saying, but also taking in their entire story.
If you’re able to do that, you’ll be able to build a stronger relationship.
Plus, they’ll know they can talk to you without fear of being judged.
5. Give Them Their Space
One of the best things you can do for your partner is give them some of their own space. This means letting them have their own thoughts and ideas, and not being too needy or pushy.
It’s important for them to be able to breathe, and to feel like they have their own privacy and independence.
Giving your partner their space will also make them feel good. They’ll know that you care about them, and that you respect their time and independence. Plus, it’ll make them happier in the long run.
6. Breakfast in Bed
Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? It’s a simple, but thoughtful way to show your partner that you care.
If you’re not a morning person, set your alarm a few minutes early so you can whip up their favorite breakfast. If cooking is not your thing, you can always pick up breakfast on your way home.
Either way, your partner will appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness.
7. Cook Them Dinner
One way to your partner’s heart is through their stomach! Show them you care by cooking them their favorite meal.
However, don’t just stop at dinner. If your partner has a sweet tooth, bake them a cake or cookies. If they love breakfast in bed, make them a special breakfast on a day when they don’t have to rush off to work.
These small gestures will go a long way in making your partner happy.
8. Write Them a Poem
A simple and thoughtful gesture, writing your partner a poem is a great way to show them how much you care.
Not a poet? No problem! There are plenty of poems already written that you can use as inspiration. Just make sure to personalize it to your partner so they know it’s from the heart.
It doesn’t have to be long or complicated, just a few heartfelt lines expressing your love for them will suffice.
9. Hold Their Hand in Public
One simple way to make your partner happy is to hold their hand in public. This is a gesture that shows you are proud to be with them and that you care about them.
Plus, it’s a physical sign of affection that can be reassuring and comforting.
Why is PDA Important?
PDA (public displays of affection) are important for several reasons.
First, they make your partner feel loved and appreciated. Second, they help to keep the spark alive in your relationship. And third, they can be a fun way to show your affection for each other.
So go ahead and hold your partner’s hand, give them a kiss, or cuddle with them in public. It will make them happy and strengthen your relationship.
10. Buy Them Flowers
A simple and thoughtful gesture, buying your partner flowers is a great way to make them happy.
Whether you buy them a bouquet for a special occasion or just because, they’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Plus, who doesn’t love getting flowers?
11. Do the Dishes
After a long day at work, the last thing most people want to do is come home to a pile of dirty dishes.
Doing the dishes may not seem like a big deal, but it’s a huge help and it will definitely make your partner happy.
If you’re really not up for doing the dishes, put them in the dishwasher or at least rinse them off so your partner doesn’t have to deal with them when they get home.
12. Take Them Out on Date Nights
One of the best things you can do for your partner is to take them out on regular date nights.
This doesn’t mean you have to bombard them with fancy dinners and expensive gifts, but simply taking the time to focus on them and enjoy their company can make a world of difference.
Plan fun activities, whether it’s going to a new restaurant, seeing a movie, or going for a walk in the park. The important thing is that you’re spending quality time together.