It's easy during the first couple of years of your relationship to sing the praises of your other half, when the hormones are still dancing through your system. People you know at this point probably run the other way to avoid yet another boasting session about your honey. What happens after the initial hormones die down and yet your still together? Do you compliment your significant other in front of your friends or family? I still find nice things about my husband and report them to others. However, I know that I do it less than I did when we were first together. As I thought about this fact I realized it would benefit our relationship if I complimented him in front of other people more often. According to a Redbook magazine agrees with me from what I read in an article titled “17 5 Minute Marriage Makeovers” written by Colleen Oakley.
- Pick a time when you're out to dinner with friends or family. Tell him how much you love how he dressed up and go on to talk about how he knows how to dress to impress
- Look to compliment him while the two of you and some friends are walking out of a movie theater together and he just picked the best show. Say something to the effect of "Wow, you sure do know how to pick a movie even I like and I'm picky."
- Take a moment when you're on the phone and he's sitting at the kitchen table going over paperwork and tell whomever your talking to how organized he or is.
These are just a few ideas to get you started and you'll find yourself amazed at the results. He or she will most likely start complimenting you in return, making for a stronger commitment for both of you in the long run.