This is only for this week, next week I will be back to doing Money Management Mondays, but I just wanted to pay a special compliment to my wonderful boyfriend, who is my Man Crush Mondays every Monday, and every other day of the week!
After saying how much I appreciate my man, I want to talk to you a little bit about showing appreciation to your man! If you are in a relationship, it is integral that you learn to show appreciation to your other half.
"If you want to have a healthy and functioning relationship, you need to start treating your other half how you want to be treated. That's it! Simple as that! That is how relationships last!" (-Me) I'm a waitress, and I constantly come across couples who are miserable; they make rude and sarcastic comments to each other (while I'm standing there! It's terrible!), and act so completely mean to each other, it's no wonder they're miserable!
Even if you've been together for so long that you feel like the magic is gone, you still need to show them how much you care about them and appreciate them, like you did when you first started dating! That is how the magic disappears; when you stop appreciating each other.
Me and my man have known each other for six years, and been dating for 2 1/2, and we still feel the same way we did about each other since the day we met. We are still madly in love, and can not get enough of each other. Most nights I don't even want to go to sleep, so I can stay up all night and talk to him! I know that 2 1/2 years is not a very long time compared to ten, fifteen, or even fifty years, but the way we feel about each other has not waned at all in these 2 1/2 years, in fact, it's gotten stronger! And I think that a lot of it has to do with the fact that we appreciate each other, and don't take each other for granted. Here's some of the ways we do that;
Nick makes me my coffee, and cooks me breakfast almost every morning, without me even asking.
I make Nick desserts and food that I know he loves (bacon pancakes!).
I made this folder on facebook, to show the world (and him) just how much I love and appreciate him.
We say we love each other at least five times a day, every day. And we say it with meaning.
We don't tune each other out by constantly being on our phones, watching tv, or having the radio on.
We compliment each other; even after six years of knowing him, I daily tell him how incredibly good looking he is!
We are always doing kind things for each other, just because we want to! We love the other person so much, that we just want to make them happy, and do nice things! Relationships are definitely a give and take thing, and you can't have one person doing all the giving, and the other doing all the taking. It's not fair to either person, and it just won't work.
So if you love your partner, and want them to be happy, do nice things for them! Take a moment out of your busy schedule to show some appreciation, it will not go un-noticed.