When you genuinely love someone, you don’t let that love and romance gradually fade away. You don’t treat them amazingly in the first stage and then ignore the once they are yours. You don’t treat in a careless or indifferent manner as you know that a relationship can be headed for trouble if either partner starts to take the other for granted. You don’t stop reminding them how lucky you are to have them.
When you genuinely love someone, you should put in effort each and every day. This oftentimes means doing little things like doing chores when it is their turn as they are running late or cannot find the time to get everything done.
Sometimes, putting an effort means wearing the jeans they bought you for anniversary, although you cannot stand the color.
Sometimes, putting an effort means texting them before entering into a restaurant, so that you can bring them meal as well.
Sometimes, putting an effort means laughing at their jokes even if they aren’t funny at all.
Sometimes, putting an effort means downloading a movie you know they would love to watch instead of downloading the one you like.
Sometimes, putting an effort means complimenting them on their new outfit or hairstyle even if you don’t like it that much.
Sometimes, putting an effort means holding their bag so that their hands are free.
Sometimes, putting an effort means texting back right away so that they don’t worry about your whereabouts.
Sometimes, putting an effort means spending more time at the supermarket so that you can get them their favorite brand of shower gel or cereal.
Sometimes, putting an effort means calling them instead of texting in order to hear their voice.
Sometimes, putting an effort means uploading a photo of them on your profile to remind them how lucky you are to be dating them.
Sometimes, putting an effort means planning a weekend getaway so that your partner doesn’t have to help with anything for a change.
Sometimes, an effort means not watching a TV show when they have gone early to bed or have gone out, as you know that they would be unhappy to learn that you have watched ahead.
Sometimes, effort means driving long distance to visit their relatives or to attend an event you don’t even want to attend, as you know it would make them happy.
Sometimes, effort means kissing them on the cheek when they come from work, singing their favorite song in the car, and squeezing their hand while shopping.
Sometimes, effort means doing small things, things that take only a couple of seconds.
Sometimes, effort means saying, “I love you.”
Sometimes, tiny and seemingly trivial things like these matter the most.