So you've met the man of your dreams. Or maybe you've been dating your Mr. Right and you've decided you want to spend the rest of your life with him. But, maybe you are curious: Does he really like me? The following are some simple suggestions on how to show him you're serious about becoming or staying his special someone.
DON'T SMOTHER HIM
You've decided you want to spend the rest of your life with this man, don't blow it or he will pull away by pressuring him to feel the same way. Give him the time and the space to decide for himself that you're the one for him. Help him along, of course, but don't pressure him.
SAY THANK YOU FOR THE LITTLE THINGS
Feeling appreciated is an important part of any relationship. Men tend to be less expressive of their emotions than women and may be less likely to tell you they're feeling undervalued. Thanking him for the little things is a great way to let him know how you really feel.
EMBRACE HIS FLAWS
Relationships are about mutual growth. Focusing exclusively on one person's flaws is unfair and counterproductive. How would you feel, after all, if your perfect guy honed in on your flaw with an eye toward "fixing" it? When both partners feel loved and supported for who they are, growth becomes possible.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Showing your special guy that you're capable and independent is important for any healthy relationship. Couples in which one partner depends too greatly on the other often devolve into situations of codependency. Make sure your perfect guy sees you for the strong person you are, someone he'll be proud to call his partner.
GIVE HIM HIS SPACE
Everyone needs some time to themselves. Spending time together is the cornerstone of any good relationship, but too much time together can be stifling and lead to feelings of resentment. Spend quality time together, but make sure to respect his need--and yours!--for time apart.
SAY YOU'RE SORRY
We're all wrong, sometimes, and none of us enjoy it. Being able to admit when you're wrong is a sign of emotional maturity. Show your perfect guy you're capable of apologizing when you're in the wrong and he'll love you all the more for it. He might even be more likely to apologize to you when it's his turn.
Everyone loves being pleasantly surprised, and your perfect guy is no exception. Surprising your guy lets him know you've been thinking of him, and that you want to brighten his day. What better way to show how important he is to you than by coming up with fun new ways to surprise him? Keep it simple, though. Going overboard could make you appear needy, or even make your guy feel pressured.
There are many ways to let that special guy know how you feel. Use the above suggestions to make your feelings known, and you'll likely avoid some common pitfalls as well as demonstrate your ability to thrive in a healthy relationship.