Lots of disabled people out there find love with other differently-abled individuals who understand what it’s like to live life in a world that puts so much emphasis on physical appearance. When you open yourself up and accept that person next to you with all their flaws and imperfections you’ll actually make magic happen. Today we’re not here to talk about how to meet disabled singles and start relationships, but we want to turn your attention to the little things that every relationship needs to blossom and develop into ever-lasting love and affection.
1. Communication Is Key
Whatever it is, you can talk about it especially if you put your thinking cap on, and don’t forget to be tactful and choose the right moment to voice your concerns. If it’s trouble in the bedroom, discussing it over dinner when the day is done and there are no more stressors is a good idea as opposed to bringing it up in the middle of the action.
If you’re not feeling you’re getting enough attention or care from your partner, there is no shame or blame in telling him you need more or at least different. Keeping in mind that communication is a two-way street, be prepared to hear criticism addressed to you and not only accept it, but actually take the necessary steps to ensure you change the undesired behavior and adopt a pattern that’s going to make your partner more content.
2. Spend Quality Time Together
If you live together and spend every waking hour in each other’s company apart from when you’re working, you need to make it a priority to spend quality time together, not just sit and watch movies or TV shows.
Do the things you both enjoy, spend the weekend doing something you may not be crazy about if it’s what your partner appreciates and wants you to take part in, and don’t forget to go on dates. A date means different things for every couple, and it may be just a walk around the park, but it is your time and yours only, reserved for talking about that new song that you’ve been playing on repeat or a trip you so wish to take.
3. The Little Things Make All The Difference
No matter how long you’ve been together, not only should you not take each other for granted, but you should never stop doing the little things for each other that can make any day that much brighter.
Surprise him with his favorite meal when you know he’s under a lot of stress or put on his favorite movie instead of yours, and never forget to keep smiling at him or shower him with hugs.
Encourage him to do the little things for you by always acting surprised when he does them, and by showing your honest appreciation and admiration for the gesture. Even when you’re fighting treat each other with respect, and no matter how mad you get never cross the point of no return with spiteful words or actions.