Almost every book, article, and show about maintaining a great relationship comes down to one piece of advice: communicate. But what does this mean in a practical sense? It’s all about making time to connect each day as a couple to reassure your bond. And there are certain things strong couples say to each other every day that keep them in sync and, as cheesy as it sounds, in love.
Very simple statements such as “I love you” or “thank you” can have an immensely positive effect on a relationship. After all, everyone likes to feel loved and appreciated. And even just sharing stories about the daily trivia of life — such as a funny conversation you had with your boss or an anecdote about your neighbor — can help you maintain that all-important connection.
Whether you’re chatting on the phone, texting, or even talking face-to-face, these conversations about anything and everything can have a tremendous impact on the state of your relationship overall. Shooting your SO an “ILY” text when their having a bad day or laughing at a memory from when you were first dating can keep that connection strong. Although everyone’s needs are different, communicating that your partner is appreciated, loved, and desired would help most anyone feel secure in a relationship. To help you with that effort, here are a few daily phrases to take from some of the strongest couples around.