1. Use “Follow Up” Bonds
When your significant other tells you about something that’s going to happen that day, whether it’s a meeting, a doctor’s appointment, or taking your son or daughter to a soccer game, always make it a top priority to ask your mate, "How did it go?" By following up you are saying, you matter to me and I love you.
2. Bestow “Focused” Talk
If you and your significant other are away from each other during the day and you are busy but have access to e-mail or text messaging, take 30 seconds to send a romantic note saying, "Just thinking about you," "How’s your day going?" or "Looking forward to seeing you tonight."
3. Offer “Pitch-in” Connectors
Volunteering to help your significant other with tasks (like those in the kitchen or child care) even when you are busy, tired or overwhelmed yourself is another powerful way to say, "I love you. You are special to me and I care about you."
4. Display “Face-to-Face” Expressions
As love becomes a permanent fixture in our life; we often take it for granted. Don’t ignore your significant other. Routinely say hello and goodbye to each other and engage in one sentence face-to-face expressions of love such as “I love our life together,” “You’re a great mother/father,” or “Your were so kind to do that for me.”
5. Exhibit ”Touch and Go” Contact
When you and your significant other arrive home how much time passes before you touch each other or offer a quick hug or kiss? When you and your mate are together, whether you are watching TV, emptying the dishwasher or reading, take 30 seconds to reach out to each other. This quick touch says, "I see you. I hear you. I love you."
Spring is the time for new beginnings. It’s your time to recharge your relationship!