Falling in love is easy – staying in love is a bit tricker.
So, what’s the secret to being deeply in love in a relationship that stands the test of time?
I believe it’s a matter of compatibility, but crucially, developing healthy habits and choosing to show love and appreciation. Every. Single. Day.
And that’s what I’m going to share below – 12 daily habits of couples who are deeply in love. By the end of the article, you should either have a few things to work on, or confirmation you’re doing things right!
Let’s jump in:
1) They communicate
A daily habit of couples who are deeply in love is communication – not a day goes by where they don’t discuss their day, talk about their feelings, and share their thoughts.
This is because a couple in love knows that to keep their special connection, they need to be honest and open with each other!
They don’t resort to mind-reading or assumptions.
No matter how long they’ve been together, they make a point of asking each other things like:
- How was your day?
- Did that big meeting at work go well?
- How’s it going with the new trainee you’re helping out?
Even simple, general questions like this can give you an insight into how your partner feels daily. Over time, it helps both people to understand each other better!
2) They spend quality time together
Another daily habit of couples who are deeply in love is spending QUALITY time together.
That doesn’t include doing chores or watching TV together.
It means setting aside a little bit of time every day to just be with your partner.
Whether that’s going for a walk after dinner, or sitting and chatting in bed, couples who actively carve time out for each other tend to have stronger, healthier relationships.
Well, they both receive attention, care, and enjoyment every day! And if that doesn’t lead to a happy relationship, what will?
3) They prioritize their relationship
Now, one of the reasons why couples in love make it a daily habit to spend quality time together is because they prioritize their relationship!
Yes, we’ve all got our individual lives to live – work, friends, family, and other commitments can take up a lot of our time.
But couples who are deeply in love will typically put their relationship at the top of the priority list.
And that means that sometimes, they may have to take a rain check.
My cousin wanted to catch up yesterday, but my partner was having a really difficult time with his family. He was upset, so I kindly asked my cousin if we could rearrange so that I could be there for him.
It’s not about neglecting other relationships, but about recognizing when your partner needs you the most and being there for them!
4) They do acts of love for each other
Another daily habit you’ll notice that couples in love do is acts of service/love/care for one another.
But these acts are certainly not huge or widely romantic!
They’re simple things like:
- Picking up your partner’s favorite steak for dinner just because you know they’ll appreciate it after a hard day at work
- Making a cup of coffee or tea for your partner without them having to ask
- Leaving a little note on the fridge to say “Have a good day, I love you…”
The truth is, all these little acts that are done daily, confirm and remind the couple of how much they care about each other!
5) They pick their battles
Here’s the thing – even the most loved-up couples will face conflicts and disagreements.
But rather than live in a constant state of tension, couples who are deeply in love pick their battles, every single day.
Your partner never remembers to put his shoes on the rack. You could shout and scream about it, but is it really worth it?
If he’s a great partner in other ways, why stress over something so little?
With that being said, it doesn’t mean that couples deeply in love let everything slide. Oh no – they’ll address the big stuff but in a healthy, communicative way.
6) They show affection
And when deeply in love couples aren’t picking their battles, they’re busy showing each other love and physical affection!
- Sharing a few kisses on the sofa
- Holding hands
- Rubbing a shoulder or arm as you pass by
You see, when you’re deeply in love, all these little gestures convey hidden messages that only you understand.
I know that when my partner squeezes my hand when we’re out in public, it usually means he’s uncomfortable.
He knows that when I rub his back it’s because I’m worried about him.
So as much as physical touch is about connection and showing love, it’s also a second language that both partners can use to feel safe and secure with!
7) They show gratitude
Couples who are deeply in love practice gratitude on a daily basis because they don’t want the feeling of “taken-for-granted” to ever enter the mix.
From a simple “thank you” when their partner does something like make dinner or clean up, to bigger gestures like going out for dinner to show appreciation, no good deed goes amiss!
Unfortunately, one of the many reasons a lot of couples break up is because one or both people feel unappreciated.
But this can be easily avoided by simply acknowledging the little things your partner does, and never missing an opportunity to show them you don’t take it for granted!
8) They respect each other’s boundaries
Another daily habit of couples who are deeply in love is respecting each other’s boundaries.
So, what does that look like?
In my relationship, for example, my partner knows that when I’m working I don’t like being disturbed, so he will wait for me to finish rather than interrupting me.
In return, I know how much he appreciates a bit of alone time when he first wakes up (he’s not a morning person!) so I give him space to have his coffee in peace.
These may look like very little, insignificant acts, but what it really shows is that we respect each other.
And couples who are deeply in love want to do everything in their power to never disrespect or overstep the limits of their SO!
9) They laugh together
Never underestimate the power of laughter!
Couples who are deeply in love certainly don’t – they refuse to take life too seriously, and with all the ups and downs that comes with every relationship, they know how much a good laugh can do to wipe away tension and anger!
Put it this way:
Laughing together keeps the bond tight and hearts light…It may sound cheesy but it works.
Even if it’s just putting on a comedy show or sending each other silly memes, being able to chuckle with your SO is important for a long-lasting relationship!
10) They express their love
And the final daily habit of couples who are deeply in love is actually saying those three precious little words out loud…every day!
Because no matter how long you’ve been together, you should never take for granted that your SO knows how much you love them.
And not only that…
Heaven forbid something bad happens when one of you is at work, wouldn’t you have wanted your last words to be of love and care?
Couples who deeply love each other don’t miss any opportunity to share how they feel.
They reassure their partner, verbally, but as we’ve seen above in this article, also physically and emotionally.
The truth is, all of these things are needed on a daily basis. Relationships are hard work. But if you get into these habits now, you may find the work-load lessens as you progress in life together!