Think about the little ways you make him feel loved every day. Clear your head for a minute before you see each other so you can feel happy and excited and not bring the stress of your day with you.
Knowing someone is grateful for what you do never gets old. Learn how to give a great back massage, and give him one without him asking — or you needing one in return.
Find out what his love language is. When fighting, always come from a place of being on the same team as your partner. Remember that you want to come together to figure out what would be best for you both. If he works on a computer for his job, learn how to give a hand and forearm massage.
Do some chore or task for him that he has been meaning to do, but procrastinating for months or longer. On a night you have nothing planned, surprise him by having his favorite movie rented. Process every stage of your breakup: shock, denial, grief, sadness, insecurity, and anger while feeling supported and loved through your pain.
Make this guided journal your trusted friend during your journey to feeling whole again. You may unsubscribe at any time. Keep his favorite beer in your fridge. Hug him hello, hug him goodbye. Figure out what his favorite meal is, and learn how to make an exceptional version of it. Fill his car up with gas.
Bring him coffee in bed when you wake up before he does. Tell him you miss him, when you do. Refuse to let him leave without a kiss on his forehead.
How to make a man feel happy, loved and respected
When you see him, smile. Tell him what a great partner he is, point out reasons this is true. Put his favorite candy and a nice note in his bag before he leaves for a trip. Let him sleep in.
Make the two of you a fancy steak dinner at home, for no reason at all. Tell him how attracted to him you are. Run your hands through his hair. Buy supplies to make fancy cocktails at home one night when you get home from work. Pack his lunch for him and leave a love note in with his favorite kind of sandwich.
What it takes to make your boyfriend happy
When he talks, really listen. Leave your phone out of your hands when you two are talking. Thank him for being such a good partner to you. Get his vehicle detailed. Tell him how loved and how happy he makes you feel.
In the winter, start his car for him so that he can get into a warm vehicle. Always be on his side. More From Thought Catalog. Get our newsletter every Friday!