by Kristina Pye
Ladies, if you missed the last issue’s tips, check it out here. This advice is about getting real with ourselves, our partners and reflecting on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
The people we love notice when we are stressed, worried and upset with our lives. Remember the joy of laughing with your partner? Find the way to free the laughter! For some, this might be some mega soul searching. For others, it might mean laughing instead of crying when your giant jar of pickles smashes on the front steps bringing in the groceries. Maybe start simply and rent a funny movie? The sound of our laughter is one of the greatest sounds in the world to our partners.
Have you stopped recently to be thankful for all that your partner does, says and offers you and your life? Stability, comfort, friendship, honesty, laughter, understanding, manual labour, delicious food, date nights, hugs and kisses? We have a tendency to focus on what they don’t do—that deck they never finished or the time they don’t spend with us. It’s time to start seeing the positives and actually taking a moment to give thanks for these amazing gifts. You don’t have to do it out loud—but I’m sure it would be welcome if you did.
For some of us, it’s actually hard to say something nice to the person we love. For others, we probably just don’t say nice things as much as we could. So let’s do it! Tell him he looks dashing in that tie. Tell her that her thoughtfulness is like sunshine to your day. Find some way of expressing your thanks for who they are by giving them a genuine compliment.
Tap Into That Girl They Fell In Love With
We can all admit that we have become a bit lazy. Many of us look back on the women our partners fell in love with and wish for the days of yore. I’m not asking you to berate yourself or beat yourself up for not being the same size and shape you were, I’m asking you to take stock of the fact that you may not have the twinkle in your eye or the same spring in your step as the girl your partner met and do a little something about it. I’m after the sass and giggle and spark! Tap into that thang and bring at least one element of that vixen back out from time to time—you’ll both enjoy the revitalization.