We Asked 5 Couples “What Small Acts Does Your Partner Do That Make You Feel Loved?”
“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
All relationships require effort and maintenance for them to be successful, both short and long-term. And there are many ways to make your partner feel closer without forcing things along.
We believe love is in the details, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we asked 5 couples “What Small Acts Does Your Partner Do That Make You Feel Loved?”
1. Laurence and Stella
Laurence (33) and Stella (32)
Together for 1 year
Laurence: She shows me her truest self and being honest, never hiding who she is, what she thinks, or how she feels.I feel very relaxed with her.
Stella: When he sweeps the floor wearing socks I bought for him!
2. David and Steffi
David (34) and Stelli (30)
Together for 2.5 year, getting married in 2022
David: It’s when Steffi folds my shirts and does things for me unexpectedly. No matter what, when I buy a shirt, Steffi always takes it out and re-folds it in a way I like. It may be a little insignificant to others, but it’s exactly this that makes me want to marry her.
Steffi: Being open to experiencing new things together, like when we try paddleboarding or watch K-Dramas.
3. Quanbo and Lynn
Quanbo (29) and Lynn (30)
Together for 5 year, married for 3 years
Quanbo: She offers to cut my nails, pick my ears, and wipe my nose.
Lynn: Although he is thrifty, he is always generous with the things I truly like.
4. Jon and Lilian
Jon (34) and Lilian (30)
Together for 8 years, married for 7 years
Lilian: He’s very supportive of whatever I decide to do. He gives me encouraging words on the toughest days. He always kisses me goodbye when he leaves the house.
Jon: When she recognises and appreciates the little things that I do for our family.
5. Richard and Connie
Richard (69) and Connie (65)
Together for 46 years, married for 44 years
Connie: Speaking gently and kindly. Holding my hand while walking or simply putting his arm around me as we walk.
Richard: Taking me to eat my favourite breakfast, and preparing my Kopi-O in the morning.
Every love story has its own definition. Every love story is worth telling. Perhaps this year, the best Valentine's Day gift you can give your loved one (and yourself) is a deeper understanding of how they want to be loved.