If you are spending time looking for ways in which you can improve your relationship, you obviously love and care for your partner and what you want to have together. Start your changes by celebrating your relationship! Celebrate the joy of having met that one very special person, find joy in the wonderful things that ‘click’ about you and your spouse, and celebrate what you are committed to building together. You can celebrate any day at any time and you can also celebrate by surprising your spouse.
On your next birthday, celebrate your spouse and how he or she makes your existence better by presenting him or her with a gift! He or she will be so surprised that you might see a tear or two of joy fall.
Start paying attention to what he or she likes. Really listen to what your spouse says, pay attention to the items he or she says he would like to try someday and get it for them. Don’t give it to your spouse immediately and put the item away for a period of time. The period of time is up to you – it could be a week or it could be a month. When you think that he or she will no longer remember discussing the item with you, present it to them as a gift.
Take over a chore or daily task for your spouse without letting them know about your intentions. Mow the lawn, washing the car, cook and clean up from meals or clean the house – do something substantial for him or her. If you find that he or she loved having the break from a particular task, do it over and over again as often as you can.
One of the most recognisable symbols of a celebration is a balloon! Fill your car with balloons and take them home to him or her. Fill the living room before he or she gets home from work. Make sure you have some balloons marked with your names in hearts on them and some should have personal messages written as well. Begin the celebration of your love today.
Start celebrating each major and minor holiday with your spouse. Begin with New Year’s Eve and do it big. Go to New York City and go to Times Square if that’s as big as you can think! Valentine’s Day should be done as lavishly as possible. On the Fourth of July, plan to attend the most extravagant fireworks display you can find or plan on making fireworks of your own at home. Always celebrate each other’s birthdays and do it with flair. Your Anniversary should be a special day and celebrated with an expensive bottle of your favourite drink. Get dressed up on Halloween as your favourite fantasy characters and role-play for the entire evening. Celebrate any and every day you want by staying home from work and playing in bed. Celebrate as often or infrequently as you want to, but make sure you take the time to play, surprise each other and celebrate your relationship.