A humble, appreciative heart leads to an abundant, prosperous life.
One month of dating anniversary
Or maybe he subtly lets out the first relationship fart. It is not just about passion and romance and emotions, it is about commitment and work and self-sacrifice. What are things that you’ve learned along the way in YOUR relationship?
My greatest bit of advice: don’t try to be the “laid-back” girl.
Respect a valuable man and put stock in your relational wealth by making him feel encouraged, not demeaned.
Do yourself a favor and appreciate all of the small things.
The usual home-cooked dinner and rented movie but with an extra-special bottle of wine and some decadent dessert. Have a whirlwind journey of all the places that only both of you would understand why it’s so special: the restaurant of the first date, the pier where that funny memory happened, that hole-in-the-wall ice cream parlor you both discovered together on that random Friday night. Go to that local attraction you’ve been meaning to go to for ages. Enjoy love and romance with your honey bunny like it’s 1959: go roller-skating, find a drive-in, share an ice cream sundae at a soda shop and more. Or if you’re one of those super-ambitious creative types, make each other a small painting to hang on each other’s walls. Find a cute and cheap way to document your very special day.
All of us are guilty of being lazy about enjoying our own neighborhood attractions because we take it for granted that it will always be there. Maybe your starving artist friend would be willing to snap some photographs of you and your soul mate for a very affordable fee for one afternoon photo session in the park. Many community classes offer very good discounts for first-time students who are trying out an activity for free. Maybe your state has some awe-inspiring flower parks where you and your lover can hold hands, meander among colorful bloom and fall in love again.
Because even if you think you don’t care, you have just turned the key to Pandora’s Box.
You have given him the unspoken privilege of letting out any bodily function, at any time, in your presence. I could write a novel if I began explaining the millions of ways I learned this was true.
You will try to continue to be the “cool girlfriend”, but eventually your car will be permanently tainted with the scent of your boyfriend’s bowels and you will regret the day you ever said, “Oh don’t worry about it, everybody farts.” I’m warning you. I will keep it short and simple by saying that, if you are an alpha-female, this is the absolute hardest lesson to learn. I am overwhelmingly grateful to be in a relationship with a man who is all of the things I am not–patient, gentle, gracious, forgiving, slow to anger, humble, calculated and sensitive.