I know, it seems I’ve maybe lost it a little bit and am now repeating myself unnecessarily. I promise I’m perfectly sane (you know, sane for me) and am not repeating myself unnecessarily. I’m referring to the concept of actual courtship while in a relationship. Just because you are in a relationship, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make the effort of “winning” your partner. If you thought your partner was worth going after in the first place, then they should be worth it to you to show them how special they are each time you interact with them. I’m not saying you have to buy them gifts everyday, but simple gifts, gestures, and heartfelt words are appreciated. Maybe cook or order out your significant other’s fav dinner, bring them coffee or breakfast in bed, tell them they’re gorgeous, leave little notes to let them know you’re thinking about them and enjoy the time you spend with them.
Just don’t let your sig other be a habit, routine or something else taken for granted. Make an effort through every stage of dating. Just because your present sig other chose you in the beginning, it doesn’t mean they won’t leave for someone who actively and sincerely shows up in the relationship. A great relationship isn’t a given, it’s a rewarding result of a partnership between two people who don’t want to settle for mediocre.