“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
Sometimes, when we’ve been with our partners for a long time, compliments can often dwindle. Whether we mean to or not, we may start to take our partners for granted, assuming that they’ll always be there with us.
Even if they will, it’s important to keep our bonds strong throughout the years together because, “when we pay a compliment to someone, we feel better about ourselves by making another person feel better about him- or herself!” says etiquette expert and author Lisa Mirza Grotts. Compliments can turn someone’s day around, and they can also connect you emotionally with your partner again.
HERE ARE 15 COMPLIMENTS THAT’LL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR PARTNER
1. SPECIFIC COMPLIMENTS
When giving your partner a compliment, you want it to be specific to them. This will show that you appreciate them for who they are, as a unique individual.
“A general piece of praise just doesn’t mean as much to anyone as a more detailed one. By pointing out a specific aspect of another person, it shows that you have taken real interest in them,” says author Michael Davidson.
Focus on a specific thing that they do that no one else does. This will make the compliment so much more meaningful and special.