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I Love the Small Things In a Relationship

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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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    I Love . . .

    when you go to the kitchen for a snack and bring me one too. when you stop at the convenience store on the way home and buy a cold drink for me. when you move the laundry that I started to the dryer. when you let me sleep in on the weekends. when you reach out one finger to me...
    FearfullyExisting FearfullyExisting 31-35, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    One of the best things I ever got was just one

    gram and all it said was I will always be here for you . Even though it was a dollar I cherish and keep that little paper safe .
    newmark08 newmark08 16-17, M Feb 22

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    First Kiss.

    A first kiss so special. My boyfriend the sweetest the nicest boy ever. I love him. I need him. He whispers I love you. I look up and we kiss. We kiss so sweet. I kiss his neck and all he says is I love you so much. We separate and he calls me beautiful Even if we break up. Even...
    mypoetryissad mypoetryissad 13-15, F Jul 3, 2013

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    Tea & Cookies

    I love how my husband offers me Paris tea (sort of tastes like a mild Earl Grey with a hint of vanilla) with tea and cookies. He'll often arrange a few Milanos in a flower pattern. It's frequently a wonderful calming moment in any kind of day.
    reclaiminglife reclaiminglife 31-35, F Oct 19, 2013

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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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    The Parcel

    I love to receive little surprises and sometimes less is more:-) Today a small parcel containing different, well chosen contents was waiting for me at home. A postcard with loving words, tea and tea egg for the morning, a mint box for my car or desk at work, something for my...
    N0B0DYSWIFE N0B0DYSWIFE 31-35, F Feb 4, 2013

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    Cups of tea, sharing biscuits,

    foot masages, wanting the partner's team to win, pretending to care about curtains.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 28

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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

    the holding hands the closeness that you feel with someone the rolling over and seeing them there to see their smile the romance the spark the passion the kissing the cuddling the hugging the person putting a smile on your own face the getting lost in their eyes the communication...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Jul 31, 2013

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    If you love any things in your relation Sure

    this is good relationship but you should be honest
    OthmanDaabes OthmanDaabes 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Or In General.

    Double text me, compliment the little things, observe all the small details, kisses on the cheek. Ooh, I fall for it every single time. ❤️
    jmidds96 jmidds96 18-21, F Nov 11, 2013

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    Caring And Touching Matter So Much

    When you have a good relationship, and the caring and love it here, the touch and inner feelings are so much more acute.From the little hug, or the touch or the hand.The side ways look of love you are given.Alas no more.It went a long time ago!
    alwaysawanderer alwaysawanderer 66-70, M Dec 1, 2013

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    Holding hands, rubbing your back,

    laughing and tickling until we can't breath. Falling asleep to your heartbeat, running my hand up your sides and making you giggle. Cuddling under the blanket with you and the dogs, noticing how your smile lights up your eyes.. and most of all, the out of blue I love you's and...
    SweetCyanide SweetCyanide 18-21, F Mar 12

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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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    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 Sweet Secret Love From The West Coast

    I love the small things in a relationship. The conversations, focused attention and the time. The best expression of love is time, the best expression of the beginning of the relationship starts with an openess, realizing the quality of a person is also the key importance and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    The Most Important Things....

    Of all are the small things. The way he looks at me when he's trying not to laugh at me, after one of my ridiculous, dramatic, and frantic rants. The way he rubs my head when I am not feeling well or can't sleep. The way even after a fight he gives me a kiss before...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    Story Of My Life

    Sometimes I need one surprise to make my day and never shows up.
    BiancaMMM BiancaMMM 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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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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    Small Things

    I just adore the little things in a relationship......giving and recieving A smile A hug support understanding love caress a kiss sharing an icecream cone going for a walk holding hands lying under the stars and dreaming together love notes snuggling down and watching...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 8 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Cuddling, watching tv together,

    kisses, falling asleep together, holding hands, laughing at each other are those small things make life that much better.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae 22-25, F Dec 16, 2013

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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 1 Response Mar 12

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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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    I cut my boyfriends hair

    for the first time. He looked so cute. I was so excited. I like stuff like cutting his hair, hand massages, stuff like that. I feel closer to him.
    MICOLE MICOLE 31-35, F Mar 6

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    Just The Small Things...

    A knowing smile. A crinkle eyed...'You're cute!". An evening walk, arms linked, head on his shoulder. A lingering touch whilst in passing. A..."I love you, whatcha doing?" email.
    Isshe Isshe 36-40, F 16 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    Should I Demand More? I'M A Fiance Right?

    Hi everyone my boyfriend and i have been together for 3months then i decided to go back to my country coz my visa will expire. So we decided to be engaged, filed my petition paper while and just do a long distance relationship for a while..I was really afraid of this LDR coz i've...
    ashertua ashertua 22-25, F 1 Response May 18, 2013

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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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    I love when he opens the car door

    and helps me out. Chivalry is everything to me.
    TooUnbearable TooUnbearable 36-40, F Mar 9

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    Small And Unimportant You Say

    What maybe consider small and unimportant to others.Is very important to me,a flower, a drive to nowhere,or just talking on the phone for hours with nothing to say.Some people may think these are small and not worth the time but to me this helps me know the person a little better...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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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 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    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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    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 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 the tiny things.

    I was in a relationship last year and my favourite things were cuddling up and watching films, falling asleep together and taking showers with him :) it's changed now and he's with someone else. He keeps telling me he made the biggest mistake ever and that I'm better than who he...
    pygmypuff pygmypuff 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    The little things are

    so often overlooked. Just holding hands, cuddling on the couch, laughter, and fun. Those are the things that I treasure. Doing silly things and just being together. When he tells me stay in bed he'll get the kids ready for the day. Stepping up to the plate being more of a dad...
    MagickalFae MagickalFae 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 16

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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 get really excited the day before things like easter, Halloween and Christmas... I also get excited for my Birthday and when i get new things xD right now im excited for Easter...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's the simple, little things that truly matter.. Nothing has to be major to be heard. Everything is important, you should appreciate the little things in life. Simple is...
    xFreeSpirit23 xFreeSpirit23 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    "You fear him, he can smell it. It only draws him nearer. Now he is closer to you. Your frantic actions amuse him. He craves you. You can try to hide now, lock yourself away from...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I miss my Girl Watcher Sunglasses, not to watch clunky girls but because they're so dang coooooool.Oh yes I did, I went all Ernie Douglas on ya!
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Doors, tables, home repair and renovation. They all seem to make me feel happier. I think creating stuff that is useful is not only great for obvious reasons, it is also a way of...
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M Apr 3

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    I've always found this strange. On this site, whenever anyone mentions relationship problems, it's often that people will tell that person to just breakup with their significant...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I know I'm too young to have had a relationship and I regret even having one but I didn't know any better and so now I know. I had a 7-month relationship and it just fell apart...
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F Apr 9

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    When I was younger, I wish that I would have known better. Better love makes a fat romance, that lasts for more than a shoe shine. I’m older, took all the words of my mother...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Very true without the trust and honesty things can fall apart fast. Even the smallest things can matter!
    Lynn0617 Lynn0617 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    People find me weird in this way but I really love these small things... 1. Flat lemonade 2. Small stickers 3. A hug 4. Small pictures of things I love 5. A handshake 6. Soft...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F Apr 14