It’s the little things that we need to work on, to get the best out of our relationships.

We tend to overlook every day’s hidden blessings, from making a partner a cup of coffee to asking them how their day was. Here is a list of five essential things that are easy, small, yet powerful.

Say thank you

Be grateful for your significant other’s efforts. It doesn’t mean you should be thanking them for every single thing, but start noticing.

When they bring you your favorite candy, thank them. Express gratitude, feel the love and share it with your special someone.

Hug harder

Embrace your partner, literally.

Hugging is a small, sweet gesture, which is also a stress reliever. It’s a reminder that you share more than lust: you are friends, and you choose each other every day.

Underestimated romance

Keep the spark alive by leaving notes, and voice messages, which will remind them of something meaningful, only the two of you understand.

Again, don’t overdo it, simply act on it when it feels right.

Make your lives easier

Offer to help your partner from time to time.

Get up earlier and make breakfast, or go the see their favorite band, despite the fact you’re not a fan.

You can offer to help with chores, or go and take out the garbage, even though it’s traditionally their job.

Be spontaneous

Organize a surprise beach trip, or reserve your loved one a spa day.

Make a small gesture that will say: “I understand you’re under pressure, and I appreciate everything you achieved. I support you.”

Sharing life is more comfortable when we are kind, gentle to each other. The stresses of work-life often interfere with our love lives, but these little things will help maintain a healthy relationship.