4 reasons small romantic gestures are important in a relationship to keep the spark alive

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Whether it’s flowers, chocolate or a simple breakfast in bed, romantic gestures are a big deal for any successful relationship. 

The open University conducted a study, which had over 5000 respondents in 50 in-depth interviews. In the interviews the one thing the respondents were asked is what their favorite part of the relationships were. The results revealed that most couples appreciated little things like good morning texts and random flowers delivered because of the effort behind it.

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Here’s why every relationship needs such thoughtfulness:

1. It keeps the romance alive

It’s very easy to start taking your partner for granted especially if you live together. A romantic gesture doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. A simple thank you note for all the things your partner does for you carries more meaning than a luxurious piece of jewellery.

2. It stops the love from fading

There’s no point in limiting romantic gifts for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays or Valentine's Day. Sure, they do add an extra touch to the special day however, it would be even more special if you were to receive it on a normal day. It shows that you don’t need a reason to show your love and appreciation for your partner.

3. Keeps the worries at bay

How many of us get home to only complain about the terrible day we’ve had? Plenty! What we should be doing is to rather celebrate that we’re now reunited with our partners and that’s all it takes to forget about your problems.

4. It makes everyday a Valentine's Day

The beauty about romance is that it’s personal. You know what works best for your relationship. Your partner could carry your bag from the car to the house after seeing how tired you are and that would mean the world to you because it takes energy, and thoughtfulness and that’s all that really matters.

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