• Han Butler

7 Ways To Be Kind To Your Partner

Updated: Sep 17, 2019

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An important factor in any relationship is to be kind to one another, but sometimes we get so caught up in our own day-to-day that we forget to show a bit of kindness to our partners. Whether you've been together for a few months or 40 years, it can be easy to forget sometimes, but you should never let it become a habit. After all, it doesn't take a lot of time nor energy to be kind to those we love, and your partner will definitely appreciate it; it may even improve your relationship. So, what can you do? I have 7 simple ways that you can be kind to your partner; and it doesn't include doing the dishes!


Let them know that you're thinking of them...

We all have our bad days, God knows I do - my emotional ass has already cried 4 times today - so I know that letting them know you're thinking of them (without them having to ask for it) can change their entire mood or even make their day. A simple text to say "I miss you" or "Thinking about you" will do the trick.

Listen. Really listen...

Do you ever ask how their day was and then tune out the second they start talking about it? Yeah they notice that. Just show that you're listening to them and that what they're saying or feeling matters to you. Plus, they will be much more inclined to ask you in return and listen to what you have to say too.

Tell them what you love about them...

Remember at the start of the relationship where you'd say things like "I love your eyes", "I love your laugh", "I love your smile"? Keep saying them; there's no such thing as too much. I mean, you don't have to say it every day but say compliment them often enough so that they constantly feel loved by you. It's never nice to feel like your partner doesn't find you attractive anymore. When you tell them what you love about them, every time feels like the first time. It's a great way to revisit the butterflies you used to feel.

Support their dreams and passions...

We all have things we're passionate about and dreams we would love to bring to life, and it feels amazing when your partner supports you wholeheartedly and cheers you on every step of the way. How beautiful would it be to share your passions with your love? If for some reason you don't personally like their dreams, never make them feel like they're stupid for having those dreams and for wanting something extraordinary from life.

Tell them you love them every day...

This one isn't exclusive to your partner only, because I believe we should all tell our loved ones that we love them, every single day. I personally do it multiple times a day, but as long as you tell them at least once then they will appreciate it. Life can be taken away from us at any given moment, so don't wait to tell them tomorrow - tell them now.

Put your phone away...

When you're spending quality time together, actually be together. Put your phone away. The meme's, likes and Snapchat's can wait a few hours - they're not going anywhere. Enjoy your time together and be present in the moment. Making them your priority for a few hours is a kind gesture that will most definitely not go unnoticed.

Be respectful of their alone time...

Alone time is so important for all of us, and it's needed in order to be kind to ourselves. Respect that they need that time alone to do their own thing, and in turn they will respect your alone time.

No dishes, flowers or a 3-course-meal required - just 7 free ways to be kind to your partner that you can implement right now. Because why wouldn't we want to make our loved ones happy?

Love, Han


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