Let it be (B)eautiful: Everyone loves gifts. If you’re out and see something that reminds you of your partner or that you think they would like/said they needed-get it for them! And It doesn’t have to be expensive: a pack of gum, a new toothbrush, a nice cold one (i.e – beer. You know he/she had a long day), newest sports illustrated mag, etc. These small gestures allow your partner to know that you think of them even when they are not around.
Let it be (A)uthentic: You should love everything about your partner. Like Gaga says: ” I want your ugly, I want your disease, I want your everything as long as its free..” Kiss your partner’s chipped tooth, hug his not so 6 pack abs, wear his college sweatshirt that he wont get rid of with the beer and pizza stains on it- love him for him.
Let it be (D)etermined to Last: Allowing your guy to have time with his friends and/or do things he enjoyed before you started dating is important. However, this does not mean he should be hitting up strip clubs and placing dollars in g-strings every Friday night. The only ass he should be slappin is yours! But I mean, allowing him to have his boys’ nights, watch his favorite sports team, hike, run, write, mix, whatever it is that makes him happy. Allow him to do it. This also goes for you as well. Make it a priority to get your girlfriend time in. As much as you may love your boo- you can’t forget your home girls. I always schedule a date night for me and my boo and at least one night out of the week with a friend(s). Nothing beats girl talk and wine ( well maybe not nothing, but you get my point). It keeps me SANE and helps keep our relationship HEALTHY.