5. UNASKED FOR COMPLIMENTS
Don’t wait for your partner to ask for your affirmation. If they’re getting a new haircut or trying on a new outfit, be ready to compliment them on their choices. Your partner may feel like they’re prompting you if they always have to ask for affirmation, and it may start to feel like you’re only saying what they want to hear.
6. ASKED FOR COMPLIMENTS
Of course, compliments don’t always have to be given out at a whim. Even if you should be ready to give your partner affirmation without them asking for it, you should also always be ready to give it to them when they do. If they’re looking for you to say something, make sure that you do. It’ll make your partner feel just as loved as any other compliment.
7. APPRECIATIVE COMPLIMENTS
Does your partner always do the washing up, or cooking? Maybe they always take out the garbage or fix things around the house. Whatever it is that your partner does that you appreciate, make sure they know.
“Chances are good that it took some effort for the other person to achieve whatever it is you are complimenting them on. They will like your compliment even more if you acknowledge that effort. It shows that you appreciate what was going on “behind the scenes” to make it happen,” adds Davidson.
Appreciative compliments let your partner know that you’re not taking them for granted.