5 Simple Ways to Brighten Up Your Partner’s Day

It’s always hard to see the person you love the most go through a tough time. Anyone in a relationship can tell you that it’s not always going to be easy and full of rainbows and sunshine. When a person in a relationship has a bad day, the way their partner responds reflects their level of attention to the relationship. No one wants an unsupportive partner, which is why it’s essential to always listen before you speak. Allow your partner to unpack their baggage and kindly remind them that things will get better no matter what. Remind your partner that you will always be there to get them through the worst days. Support your partner by helping them find the positivity within their situation and motivate them to push through, but also remember to provide them with space if necessary. Recognizing and listening to your partner’s needs are the biggest keys to healing their heart. Aside from just listening, there are additional ways to make them feel even more special and appreciated that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

Here are five simple ways to brighten up your partner’s day!

  1. 1. Write them a love letter or a cute note

    Unless your partner is a psychic with a third eye, they’re not going to read your mind. Reminding your partner of their worth is super romantic and everyone knows that love letters are the ultimate symbols of romance and passion. When it comes to writing a love letter, the best ones are written straight from the heart⁠—Lara Jean Covey from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before can back me up on this one. Try not to overthink the contents of the letter and just focus on what reminding your partner what they mean to you.

  2. 2. Give them a call

    Even though everyone loves texting instead of calling these days—we’re all (obviously) phone-crazed millennials—hearing the voice of your favorite person on a bad day makes a world of difference, whether you’re a millennial or not.

  3. 3. Surprise them with an easy-going date

    Taking out your special someone on their bad day doesn’t always have to break the bank. Text them to get ready, because in 15 minutes you’re taking them out for ice cream. If they’re lactose intolerant (or just don't like ice cream), get Italian ice!

  4. 4. Bring them their favorite food

    First of all, who doesn’t love free food? Second of all, if someone brought me 50 pieces of chicken McNuggets on a bad day, I would marry them on the spot. Third of all—let me say it again—who doesn’t love free food?

  5. 5. Comfort them just by showing up

    Being physically there for your partner on a bad day is the easiest thing you can do to cheer up them up. Pro tip: a nice massage goes a long way, especially after a long day at work.

Going out of your way to show someone how much you care about them is one of the most compassionate things you can do in a relationship. Just imagine all of the great memories you’ll share together using these five simple tips to turn your partner’s frown upside down, or just simply brighten their day!

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