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I Love the Small Things In a Relationship

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    blink-182 said it Best!

    ! All the Small Things!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 10

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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 3 Responses Jun 10

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    I love when my boyfriend kisses my hand,

    offers to get me my favorite sodas, takes care of me when I am sick. We like showing each other music the other has not listened to before. After almost 2 years together I still blush when he compliments me or tells me I'm beautiful<3
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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

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    It's Always The Thought That Counts

    When I am in a relationship I don't ask for anything out of the ordinary. I believe in the give and take and no matter what you do, it's the thought that counts. I am not into the material things in a relationship, but if I get some things along the way that's fine. I like the...
    SoftSpokenOne SoftSpokenOne 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    inboots inboots 36-40, F 2 Responses May 28

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    I really dont ask for much.

    i can be happy having someone who i can trust and confide in ... someone i know wont bail on me. someone who loves me for real...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    Really? Some people tend to prefer the 'big

    things'. Ehh?? Ehhhhh? Hmm? Lol.
    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3

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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

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    My boyfriend and I have liver together

    for 5 years with my two kids.... At first everything was good ... But the last two years or so the sex has declined a lot he seems to have lost interest in me ... I hardly get any affection or attention.... The tv and couch is where he spends his free time after work ..... I...
    Angeleyes73 Angeleyes73 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

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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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    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 30

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    When I was younger I always imagined my first

    relationship to be perfect, I was never the type to make my way through guy after guy, so I always knew, or had a feeling that he would be the "one." It's been three months already, I remember it clearly, I re-live it in my head all the time. Laying in my room, dark and cold...
    TooToo21 TooToo21 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I adore a loving woman,

    for there is nothing more satisfying to a loving man.
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M Apr 10

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    The title of this group brings to mind a

    discussion I had with some friends recently on the topic of gift-giving. To me, a good gift is one which communicates the message "I understand you." Years ago, my wife and I were driving along the West Coast, from the San Francisco area up to Seattle. I had never seen that...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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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...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Like when he grabs your hand randomly

    and this time you don't pull away, as his thumb strokes gently over your thumb and when you look up at him he's staring off into the distance. Or the way it's so easy to laugh at nothing with him and he whispers so quietly "you have the most beautiful giggle" Or when your both...
    crumbling389 crumbling389 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    Sometimes the smallest things can make your day.

    But then again it's also the small things that can make a girl cry too.
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F Jun 21

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    cabbage1 cabbage1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Your other half throws you a smile from across

    a crowded room. As they walk past you they touch you in the small of your back. Walking along and suddenly fingers slip into yours.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 12

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    It's not what hurts you,

    but who hurt you....
    Gift19 Gift19 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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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 4 Responses Mar 22

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    They Make Me Smile

    A random text saying he misses me, even though he just left. Calling to tell me not to worry about dinner, he's taking care of it. The note on the counter, scribbled on an old envelope, telling me I'm soooo hot! Doing the laundry (that's actually a big thing, and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    I Love Small Things

    Small things in a relationship are important to me and sometimes more important then the big things. I love having the doors opened for me, texting me just to say hi and you are thinking about me, buying me flowers or gifts so often, treating me to dinner or rubbing my back and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    The good morning and goodnight messages.

    The funny selfies, that neither person judge because of. Throwing a towel in the dryer so when he/she gets out they have a warm towel. The endless talking, deep and serious to funny and weird. Holding hands, small touches. That look he/she gives you. Surprises, no matter what...
    JustThatOneGurl JustThatOneGurl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    thefaultinourscars thefaultinourscars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I love bubble baths and

    even sometimes a candle or a love letter x sometime ls a hand hold or a cuddle around the waist is perrrfect x but I never get these things my bf is like an old man and he is only 20!
    20andinkedxxx 20andinkedxxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I love it that he shows true chivalry.

    He is always opening doors and treating me better than any man has ever treated me. He talks to his friends about me all the time and he sings to me and plays guitar for me. He never fails to amaze me with his love for me. He is so strong. He is in the army and hasn't been...
    ArmyMILSO ArmyMILSO 18-21, F Apr 29

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    well, to him they are ''small'',

    but not to me. Like today I got an unexpected delivery of a tool kit hehe, now, not exactly what a lot of women would consider a wonderfully romantic gift, but it just his way of trying to take care of me. We are in an LDR, and I am a single mum living on my own (with my kids...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    After 20 years of marriage

    and dealing with some of her issues and poor decisions I sometimes don't know which way to go. I have tried and given my all. I have been a jerk and probably less than the best husband in the past, but never wandered or cheated. She came close and actually started to probably...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    The Best

    You know............................ This is so true. But not even with a romantic relationship. Even the small things you share in your friendships. I rmemeber the small things from some of my best friends 30 years ago. It's these things for me at least that I remember the most...
    HikingGuy HikingGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    My husband and I decided to take pictures of

    each other in gangster attire. :) I love that we can do random stuff like this.
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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

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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 24 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    Playing Your Guitar

    Holding your guitar to play          Taking me in your arms in a sway Hands ready and in place          Gently cupping my face Fingers on my skin strumming          Butterflies inside fluttering Singing...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 22 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    I think that it's the little things every day

    that are more meaningful than the big gestures - because it means your partner is thinking about you even in the mundane that so many of us get caught up into.
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I love when you catch him looking at you.

    Like you look away and when you look back in his direction, you see him looking at you and then he turns his head cuz he's shy. Ugh. So cute. ❤️
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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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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    The small things in a relationship make up the

    relationship to me. The hand holding, kisses, remembering the song that song that played when you first met, her/his birth stone, what they're favorite color is and the list can go on and on. The little stuff don't necessarily make the relationship, but the little stuff make it...
    Vickypearl Vickypearl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 11

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    KayvonJr KayvonJr 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    My friend knows how much I love simple and cute things so for a graduation gift he got me the biggest thing of bubble wrap that he could find. I saved it for as long as I could but...
    jenni234 jenni234 22-25, F Oct 11

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    Lol and isn't everyone's definition of small and tight different?
    ZebraUnicorn ZebraUnicorn 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    I would love to talk to others who are interested in this
    bound20 bound20 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 3