9 Easy Ways To Make A Loved One Feel Special
Your loved one means the world to you. That’s why you want them to feel as special as possible. Thankfully you can with our guide by your side. So, read ahead.
Don’t Invalidate Them
The two of you are bound to get into arguments. When this happens, you shouldn’t invalidate your loved one’s opinions. This will cause them to think you don’t respect them, which can wreak havoc on your relationship.
Instead of invalidating what they’re saying, you should listen to their points carefully. This will not only convey your respect for them but will let them know you’re interested in what they have to say, which will deepen the relationship between the two of you.
Bring Out The Compliments
Everyone loves getting compliments. So, you should think about dishing as many compliments as you can. However, you should be careful.
Dishing out compliments can be dangerous as you may compliment your loved one on things they’re not good at. For example, they could be horrible at sewing, but if you praise them for their obviously bad stitches, they’d know you’re fake. As a result, they would feel like you’re trying to pity them, which could cause a dent in the relationship you share.
Although we told you to dish out ‘as many compliments as you can,’ there’s a limit to this. You shouldn’t bombard them with nice things all the time. This would make them feel uncomfortable, and once again, would let them know what you’re trying to do.
Be A Good Listener
Not only do people love getting compliments, but they also love people listening to them. If you want to make the relationship the two of you share as special as possible, heed this point.
Being a good listener is important as you’ll be able to follow up on details in the future. For example, a friend you were once close to may have mentioned that she or he is working on a huge project at work next week. If you paid attention and asked them about it when the time comes they would feel very special.
As you’ve followed up, you’ve created a space that will allow them to share what they’ve been up to with you constantly. In the long run, this can solidify your relationship and will certainly allow the two of you to become as close as you once were.
Do They Have Any Passions?
If you want your loved one to feel as special as possible, you’ll inquire about their passions. After all, having a passion makes their life better.
These passions can be a range of things, and you should not only enquire about them, but you should also try these activities out with them. This would let your loved one know that you’re trying to understand their likes and dislikes on a deeper level.
So, if your brother loves gardening, tend to the garden with him. This is also a fun thing to do, and the two of you can catch up on many things.
Put Things Into Action
While on the topic of being a good listener, you should put things into action. Let’s say your partner mentions how much she or he longs for a specific type of food. They would have told you this with the intention of you getting it for her.
Doing so will not only make them feel special, but your actions would make them feel spoilt as you went out of your way to do something for them. You will make them feel extra good if you’ve been busy lately as you still found time out of your schedule to put their wants over yours.
Being a consistent part of your loved one’s life is something you should aim to do if you want them to feel special. Frankly, it’s one of the easiest things you can do from our list.
In terms of being consistent, you’ll have to assess your presence in their lives. It should be strong with you talking to them very often. Doing so will help them know you’re always at their disposal, which would make anyone feel special.
Providing an ear and being consistent goes hand-in-hand, so keep this in mind.
Don’t Be Afraid To Open Up
Opening up seems easy to do, but it’s not, even if you’re opening up to someone who’s an important part of your life. This is why it’s a great way to make a loved one feel special as you’re letting them know you’re comfortable enough to be vulnerable around them.
Although this is great, you should be careful about what you’re opening up about as you could unintentionally open a treasure trove of issues, making things uncomfortable as you don’t know how to react around your loved one anymore.
Appreciate Their Efforts
You can appreciate their efforts with small acts like wishing them well, or you could go further: Your little sister may have graduated from college.
Of course, you should be careful. You shouldn’t get your loved one something they wouldn’t like or use as this would let them know the relationship the two of you share isn’t the best.
Be In The Present
Being in the present can be done through multiple means. However, we’ll only be focusing on eye contact and bodily gestures.
The eyes are the windows to the soul. By constantly having them fixed on your loved one mid-conversation, you’ll be able to see any hidden emotions, reacting as empathetically to the discussion as possible. And by sharing eye contact continuously, you’ll let them know you’re very focused on what they’re saying.
By sharing bodily gestures with them like touching their hand or back when they’re saying something they feel sad about, you’ll let them know you’re there for them on a deeper level than your words could ever portray. This would let them know your focus is on them as well.
As you can see, there are myriad ways to make a loved one feel special. So, what did you think? Will you be making use of the above points?