Do you think little things are silly

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Do you think little things are silly
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 8:28am

Hi there,

Just a little survey for myself.

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Registered: 02-03-2011
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 5:19am

The little things ARE the big things for us. I love when he remembers to bring me home People Magazine just by chance, or when I bring him home tea from the coffee shop on the corner. I am addicted to hugs. We do this little thing every night where I say "Cover up me"-- something our niece said at about 3, and he will take the whole comforter and drop it on me, including my head. I laugh like a little girl EVERY single night. During arguements, it's the little things that keep them from escalating. I read somewhere that if you touch at all, it helps, so I always sit down calmly as quickly as I can and grab his hand so we can talk about what we're unhappy about.

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 12:22am

Little things aren't silly at all!!

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 9:23pm

When couples don't engage in these daily romantic gestures, they tend to become emotionally disconnected from each other over time. So in my opinion, daily romantic and sometimes funny connections are vital. When my fiance calls me during the day, I'll always answer the phone with "Hey cutestuff", or "There's my sexy gorgeous hunk of man." etc. We hold hands as we fall asleep. He rubs my back sometimes. Sometimes I rub his feet. We buy each other stuff at the grocery store that we know the other is running out of. It's an effort that's fun and rewarding.

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 12:40pm

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:49am
you are right.. it's the little sweet things that count. Sometimes I find my dh just staring at me,,, like he'll be eating and look up and just stare. Then he says: I just fell in love all over again.

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Registered: 09-25-2010
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 10:57am
mrsdecember wrote:

Hi there,

Just a little survey for myself.




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Registered: 03-23-2000
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 10:22am

I think the little things are at least as important as the grander gestures and events. Those are the things you notice every day and help recharge your relationship.

Have you ever read "The Five Love Languages"? I haven't read it but I've had it on my wish list for years. My friends who have read it said it really helped them in their relationships because we each give and receive love in different ways and if we know how to interpret those gestures and know what our partner prefers, we can make each other even happier.

RoseAnn