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I Love the Small Things In a Relationship

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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 16-17, M Jan 7

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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, 2014

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    Those small things are what makes me appreciate

    the relationship much more then a relationship based on materialism. I'd take a dance anytime then a gold bracelet
    miracle3054 miracle3054 31-35, F Nov 21, 2014

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    Manishworld Manishworld 31-35, M Jan 20

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    He was 18 I was 13 he turned 19

    and I turned 14. We lasted 1Full year straight He was okay The only bad thing was that he was kind of cold He was late to dates sometimes didn't show up He stood me up Once I waited in the cold for three hours because I thought the bus was running late because of the snow so...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 20 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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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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    It is most important to me.

    .. I'd like to believe it shows how much we really care Remembering all the small the things like love notes and gifts (from the heart not wallet) just because keeps things fresh and young. I've always been a hopeless romantic so making my significant other happy in every way...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F Nov 9, 2014

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    BloodyBlake14 BloodyBlake14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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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

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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 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    thefaultinourscars thefaultinourscars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    I love to wake up in the middle of the night

    and see your thoughts. I love when you say good morning and send me flowers. I love when you call me a gentle flower, because in your mind I am. I love when you feed me your day, piece by piece, nurturing my soul. getting closer to me. Loving you makes even mundane actions...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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:)
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 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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    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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    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

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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...
    NayaSakura NayaSakura 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    It's not what hurts you,

    but who hurt you....
    Gift19 Gift19 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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

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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, 2014

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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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    IamHuIam IamHuIam 26-30, F Nov 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I love it when he holds the door

    for me, holds my hand, gives me PDA's without a care. I love it when he cooks for me after a long hard day. I love when he brushes my hair after a shower.
    freenakedcouple freenakedcouple 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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

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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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    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, 2014

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    I love just having my arm around her waist,

    and rubbing her back. She loves it too, which makes lt even more enjoyable for me. She doesn't know it, but I fall for her every single day I'm with her. If it's not her just being with me, then it's the way her smile lights up those gems she claims are eyes, or the way her...
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Sure ya sex is great

    and special but I think the small things are more special. Holding hands in public, watching YouTube together, cooking together, cute notes just to be like "I'm thinking about you" just stuff like that. Like seriously sex doesn't mean they love you anymore. Those little things...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, M Apr 13

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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