The Power of Being Authentic and Sincere in Relationships



It doesn’t take much to make someone feel special. A lot of times people feel that so much is needed in order to let someone they love know how much they care. A lot of people feel that they need to buy expensive gifts, and spoil them endlessly. But you see, when a partner is a true partner and is with you for all of the right reasons, and more than anything, when their love for you is authentic and sincere, it’s not about money, the price of a gift, a name brand, or even if it was something they’d been hoping for or not. When someone is authentic and sincere in their love and feelings for you, they’re going to love you despite whether or not you buy them a gift at all, and despite if you spoil them, pamper them, or give them their way most of the time.

Happy and healthy relationships are never one-sided. Both people should always concentrate on giving to their partner, and not because they have to, but “just because” they want to show their partner how much they care. It’s always nice to do sweet gestures for someone to remind them of how much you care. Having said that, the sweet things that you do for your partner don’t have to be expensive things, and in fact, they don’t even have to cost anything at all.

Sometimes the sweetest of gestures are the ones that you put the most effort into, and many times, those things don’t cost anything. I always say that effort costs nothing, it’s free, and it’s one of the biggest ways you can show someone how much you care. Putting effort into things, and making time for people, especially if you’re the busy type are great ways of showing someone how much they mean to you.

Remember, if someone loves you, then they’re going to love you for who you are inside, and at your core, and not for superficial things like name brands, how much you paid for things, or whether or not you buy them the best of the best, spoiling them with luxury. Sure, most people do appreciate luxurious items and material things to some extent. Not everyone does, so I realize I shouldn’t generalize in such a way that all people are predominately in one category of those that appreciate nice things. However, for those that do appreciate nice things of luxury, it’s imperative not to let those things get the best of you, or to desire them more then viewing them as something like frosting on the cake.

What’s important in life is to be happy, to feel loved, and to be able to show love and kindness to others. It doesn’t cost a dime to make time to spend with someone that you like, and it doesn’t cost a penny to put effort into making a phone call, or sending a sweet text, or even going on a romantic walk with your loved one. There are endless things that couples can do to show one another how much they care, and those things shouldn’t have to cost a lot of money.

Don’t get me wrong, because a lot of times people work really hard to make money, and they want to buy nice gifts for their loved ones. Not only is nothing wrong with doing such an act, but it’s incredibly loving, giving, and a very sweet gesture. My point is that it doesn’t have to take money, not that one shouldn’t spend money on their loved ones. The other point is the fact that your partner should know how much you love them, despite how much a gift might cost, and despite how much they may spend on you.

It’s always good to be generous to our loved ones whenever possible. But generosity isn’t only materialistic, because it’s also about being generous with our hearts, our time, our effort, and by expressing our feelings and love to our partner through our words, actions, and sweet gestures. So make sometime to show your partner how much they mean to you, and put more effort into doing sweet gestures, even though you don’t have to.

Anne Cohen
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