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I Love the Small Things In a Relationship

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    They say two halves make a whole,

    but what if those two halves don't fit? Like half a banana doesn't fit with half an apple. This goes for relationships. Two half people can never make a relationship work. Relationships are like ceilings or a roof. If you have two strong pillars the roof stays up, when only one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I have been together almost a

    year, long distant the entire time. And I have seen different challenges that I never had in my past relationships. But I don't think I have ever really appreciated my previous relationships like I do with him. On my birthday, he made me a home made card. Complete with cut out...
    canadianeh1987 canadianeh1987 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2015

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    Those pointless stupid conversations

    that other people wouldn't have with you. Being goofy but still affectionate and loving. Those looks you give each other that end up making you both smile like an idiot even though nothing was said.
    bigca1697 bigca1697 18-21, F Mar 19, 2015

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    The small and simple things in life people take

    for granted. I actually value and cherish the small things.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23, 2015

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    Little Big Things

    You may not realize that what costs the least or requires the least effort means the most. It's the grand gesture. The....whatever you need....I'll be there. Just being there and giving yourself is the biggest small thing you can imagine.
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    inboots inboots 36-40, F 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I love our closeness.

    The bond we have. The inside jokes, the ability to read each other. Our talks about the news and our opinions. Mostly, he gets me. I mean he knows what I am trying to say, and automatically senses my emotion and responds.
    MrsTran06 MrsTran06 31-35, F Jul 3, 2015

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    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2014

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    The small things are usually taken

    for granted I don't though, I open car doors or doors for her if had a her, Hold hands hugs or PDA, Buy cards flowers lingerie for no reason spoil per say send poems on texts ect.. All the small simple honest true stuff I belive in.
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 10, 2015

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    I miss and love the simple things in

    relationships...nothing Grande just the simple sweetness of growing with another person.
    SimplicitysSong SimplicitysSong 26-30, F Aug 27, 2015

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    The hugs from behind,

    kisses on the forehead, massages, goodmorning and goodnight texts, then "I'm missing you" texts, cuddling in bed watching movies, naps together, opening doors and being a gentlemen. Literally alllllll little things. I miss them<3
    93rp 93rp 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    It's 2 am. I wake purposefully,

    not because I can not sleep, not because an alarm went off. I wake because the desire for you has consumed me. I know you are asleep in your bed. Carefully, quietly like a shadow I slide my key into your door. The key in the door is so loud I'm worried my surprise will be ruined...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    TyCarlisle TyCarlisle 18-21, F Sep 12, 2015

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    I love all the things he does

    for me. i never had anyone do so much just for me. Asks me to go out places, gets me gifts or does anything romantic.
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F Jan 11

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    Yep...i'll Drink To That...

    The moments we shared on the couch...my head on his lap (or feet!) or side by side snuggling....a delicate balancing act.
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 22 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    When a guy puts out his hand

    for you to hold it.... Leads you through a room with his hand on your lower back... Touches your face & neck as he gently kisses you... Smiles when he catches you looking at him... Need I go on...
    margai margai 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    My man is so amazing

    and thoughtful. I got the sweetest bracelet in the mail today for my birthday. it means the world to me and to him its just a small token. oh how I love my sweet darling. he is so thoughtful and kind.
    andysbabygirl andysbabygirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    I believe the small things are usually what can

    build a relationship or destroy it. I love my boyfriend and will always be grateful for him being there for me and loving and accepting me unconditionally. He would go to lengths to put a smile on my dial and so would I for him in usual circumstances. Although, I feel like he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22, 2015

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    Kisses on the forehead,

    massages, looking deep into my eyes, cuddling, confiding in me, good morning/night texts, making me laugh, compliments, taking my hand, late night conversations, hearing the words "it's okay", kisses, hugs, protecting me...the list is endless:)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    They say that the best way to keep your guy

    with you is to play hard to get, ignore him sometimes and never make the first step in anything. Well I see that this is wrong and it's the easiest way to lose your love because love isn't about who takes the first step. It's about completing each other and taking care of each...
    SakuraRi SakuraRi 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

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    yes!! like, just holding hands,

    and that little fumble until you find the finger gaps ^_^ the way you will catch the other person looking at you and they still get shy the inside jokes :3 hugging is not just a hug..it becomes this...safety, this warm amazing little zone where you are just..happy nose...
    PonderingPanda PonderingPanda 22-25, M Dec 14, 2013

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    It's the thing I miss the most

    since I've been single. I am by nature a care taker. By that I mean I enjoy taking care of my man. From cooking dinner to ironing his shirts. I like to pamper him and make him feel like the king of my castle. It's those little things that miss doing. I miss not taking the little...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F Apr 6, 2014

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    We live in separate country's

    although his original from here. We started dating a little over 17 months ago. But I had my eyes on him....way back in senior years. He was a junior. I finally have him and his all I thought of been. We do everything in a long relationship but I sometime wished he was here with...
    Dolo5 Dolo5 26-30, F 1 Response May 21, 2015

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    The good morning kisses.

    .. The good night hugs.. Picking me up my favourite type of dessert.. The simple stroke of my hair.. The way you laugh at my jokes even when they come out wrong..
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    I love when he kisses my nose,

    holds my hand in the car, says ditto, and holds me when we sleep....he's amazing.
    chickengirl14 chickengirl14 31-35, F Mar 4, 2015

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    I seen him today:) I stopped by his work.

    Iv missed him so much. we hug and neither one of us wanted to let go. We dated for two years and it was the best two years of my life. I'm so happy were getting back together . he's my world my everything. this time I'm not letting him go. I love you so much?????
    barrelracer1 barrelracer1 18-21, F Jan 6, 2015

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    I love his hair, cuddles in bed,

    how he wants the best for me and even though I try to push him away sometimes, he acts like a boomerang. I love the way I can talk to him about anything, I love the way he cooks for me and can make any food taste nice and seem exotic. I love the way he's driven and can finish...
    yewus yewus 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    Manishworld Manishworld 36-40, M Jan 20, 2015

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    Small things I love in my relationships: 1.

    Massages 2. Movie time 3. Playful wrestling with Kisses. 4. Great communication 5. Spending time with her Family.
    UnderThisSkin UnderThisSkin 18-21 Sep 16, 2015

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    Holding hands, scruff rubs,

    when we share a bowl of food or a drink together, how we both love our popcorn to be slightly burned, cuddling against him as he plays Xbox, the scent of his cologne and how big his clothes fit on me. These small things, and more, always make me smile and my heart happy :)
    butterflybaby90 butterflybaby90 26-30, F Jan 10

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    I love the glint in his eyes

    when he looks at me The funny little smirk he gets when he thinks I'm being cute that shakes his whole head The way he always tries to make me happy The way he puts cinnamon in his hot chocolate The face he makes when he tries dark chocolate The way his hair curls when he gets a...
    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    Well, hopefully it isn't small.

    . I have only had two romantic relationships. Both were quite short lived. The first was about conquest. He desired me. The second was about desire, yes, but in a different way. When I was at school, it was a girls' school (Burntwood, SW17), the boys nears outs always wanted...
    Beannie97 Beannie97 18-21, F Jan 8

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    YangXiaoLong14 YangXiaoLong14 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    They All Count

    My favorite things are the small things, especially surprises.  A text message just because... An unexpected visit... A touch as he walks by... Catching him looking at me... An "I love you" out of the blue... Holding hands in public... Doing the dishes...
    purpleriz purpleriz 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    It's the small things

    that keep a relationship together. Just a touch on the arm, a knowing smile, being able to be quiet together.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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    Ladies, Grow Up!

    I saw a post on one of my mom's groups asking why the ladies on the board loved their husbands. Except for a very small handful, most EVERY woman said something akin to "because my husband gives me whatever I want, takes me places, buys me THINGS" and so on and so forth...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Been an interesting morning around here.

    .. Unfortunately the Snow-blower is being obstinate... No matter that Dave spent countless minutes out there in the freezing cold trying to coerce it into submission... and then later when he landed several precision kicks in strategically aimed areas... (with the pin-point...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I love it when he taps me on my shoulder,

    plays with my hair, wraps his arm around me and tells me that he's been thinking of me the whole entire day while he's at work. :)
    immieomg immieomg 26-30, F Apr 28, 2014

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    If someone had asked me 20 years back

    if I would go to a theater to watch Cinderella, I would have laughed and said nevveerrrr.But there I was a few days back watching it with my girls and I have to admit it was good.Have courage & be kind has a whole new meaning now. lolAll that I need is a pink shirt to complete...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2015

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    hey , i am 23 year male ,

    and i looking someone whom will become good friend give me space in her heart.Please contact with me only real woman .
    Bhargav09 Bhargav09 26-30, M Apr 13, 2015

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    The small things always make things good .

    The touch of his hand and smile make my day better . Even if we spend a moment together , it's always fun and loving . Always makes, the day , week and life in gen better .
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2014

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    The tone of voice he used

    when he realized you were scared of your own emotions after midnight. It's that hug that wrap everything to where it supposed be. The softer touch but bolder figure to let you know how safe you can feel through him. The kiss can dig through your skin when he made the contact.
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F May 22, 2015

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    I love just getting hugs from her

    when we part ways at the end of the school day. I love seeing her smile, and I especially love when she gets shy when I call her "sweetie" when she is normally a confident person.
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 18-21, M Jan 7, 2015

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    As a girl, we may think

    that we should always have his attention but as a lady, we know that that is not always the case. As a boy, he could always give you the attention you want but as a man, he knows how to make you feel secure of his feelings for you. That even though his attention is not...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F Aug 29, 2015

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    Like When He...

    god, nothing comes more important than the small things. because the small things happen, when you truly have a thoughtful and considerate guy, who has you on his mind, even in the simplest of times. like when he.. has gum or mints or even food or a drink, and he makes sure to...
    uhyta uhyta 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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