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Uplifting your boyfriend is very important. Expecting him to always compliment and help you out and never returning the favor will only destroy your relationship. You have to give to get. Here are 5 ways to help you be a better girlfriend.
1. Encourage him
You know that one guy who has always dreamed about being a fire fighter but just hasn’t taken the time to sign up for the classes to do it? Maybe he needs a little encouragement! Keep getting on him to sign up and take the next step. Some guys just need a little push. Some will keep putting things off and never get to them then end up unhappy. You can also encourage your man to try new things. Will claimed he never liked potatoes before he met me. So I made him try them cooked different ways. He still doesn’t like mashed potatoes but he loves grilled potatoes. Same thing with eggs, he used to hate them but now he loves them since I made him try them more. If it weren’t for me encouraging him to try new foods, he would be missing out on some delicious meals.
2. Don’t compare him
Don’t ever, ever, ever compare him to other people’s boyfriends. Your friend may tell you how her boyfriend is so sweet and how he brings her flowers every night and how he always writes her love letters. Not every guy is like that. Seriously, not every guy is the same and they express themselves in their own unique ways. My man sometimes doesn’t know how to be romantic and that’s okay. Occasionally he will come up with great ideas like surprising me with a night in the woods under the stars with a bonfire and chocolate. I loved it. I’ve only gotten flowers 2 or 3 times since I started dating Will over a year and a half ago and that doesn’t bother me. I know he loves me and I don’t need flowers or letters to prove it.
3. Do things to help him
I don’t know how many times my boyfriend has fallen asleep without setting his alarm to wake up for work the next day. If you realize he hasn’t done something that needs to be done, do it yourself. He works hard and when he forgets one little thing, like setting an alarm, it can make for a rushed and moody morning and he will not be in a good mood. He’ll thank you for helping him out when he messes up. Another way to help him is to do his laundry or make sure he has everything he needs for work that morning. When I know Will has a softball game that day and hasn’t washed his uniform yet, I take the liberty of doing it myself. It may be a small way of helping but he will appreciate it and have less things to worry about. The point of being in a relationship is to help and better each other.
4. Surprise him
Guys like surprises too. Remember that one night when your boyfriend took you out to dinner at your favorite restaurant as a surprise? Well you can surprise him too. If you were to bring him home something as little as a milkshake, it will defiantly uplift him and make him feel appreciated. Or you can even surprise him with tickets to see his favorite sports team. Do something small or big just to let him know you appreciate all the times he’s taken you somewhere or done something for you.
Making small compromises can show him he’s important too. So you always watch “Say Yes To The Dress”, make a deal for every episode of “Say Yes To The Dress” you both watch one episode of a show he wants to watch. That way you both can be happy. One Sunday Will and I made a compromise. I wanted to go shopping that day but he wanted to watch the Cleveland Browns game. So we went shopping up until the time the game came on and then went home to watch it, then after the game we finished shopping. We did what we both wanted to do, and we did it together. We spent time doing what each other love. Compromising is a wonderful thing.
All of these things make for a great relationship with your man. Again, you have to give to get. Be fair and remember, you need to uplift your boyfriend sometimes too. When he’s feeling down or unappreciated, do one of these 5 things.
What do you do to uplift your boyfriend?