5 ways to make him feel appreciated

Face it, you might be guilty of taking your guy for granted, especially if you've been married or in a long-term relationship for years. We've rounded up a few simple ideas to give your man some much-needed TLC.

Show your appreciation
Show your appreciation
15 Feb 2016

Show your appreciation

It's easy to demand a lot of attention and get into arguments over small things, but have you really made time to show your appreciation for all the good things he's done? 

Don't forget to say thank you
Don't forget to say thank you
15 Feb 2016

Don't forget to say thank you

Just because he's done the same things for years, it doesn't mean you should stop saying "thank you". You also wouldn't like it if he takes all the things you've done for granted, no matter how small, would you? Next time he picks you up after work or yoga class just like he's always done, tell him how much you appreciate his efforts.

Give him some space
Give him some space
15 Feb 2016

Give him some space

Everyone needs to be alone sometimes, and he's not an exception. Being together doesn't mean the two of you have to stick together at all times without having any personal space. If playing video games or watching a soccer match every once in a while makes him happy, let him be and use the time to do your own hobbies or catch up with your friends.

Don't put him down in front of other people
Don't put him down in front of other people
15 Feb 2016

Don't put him down in front of other people

This should go without saying, but you shouldn't belittle him at all and instead discuss any problems privately with him. Remember that complaining about him in front of other people will only make him feel hurt and defensive without solving anything. No matter how angry you are, always try to have an honest heart-to-heart talk with him and find solutions together.

Do small yet meaningful things for him
Do small yet meaningful things for him
15 Feb 2016

Do small yet meaningful things for him

Sometimes actions speak louder than words, and even the smallest gesture can make him feel like the luckiest man in the world. Try getting him morning coffee when you know he's been staying up late, or bringing him some soup and medicine when he's caught the flu. Even better, you can surprise him occasionally with a thoughtful gift you know he'll love, like that book he's been looking for or a gift card from his favourite shop.

Take him on a weekend getaway
Take him on a weekend getaway
15 Feb 2016

Take him on a weekend getaway

Ultimately, this is a gift for the both of you. Who doesn't want to spend some quality time with a loved one, away from daily routines? Find a long weekend holiday and start planning a romantic getaway for just the two of you. Whether you both prefer a relaxing spa retreat or an adventurous backpacking trip, what matters is that you can spend some time together.

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