It's true. Relationships are in the details. When we think of successful relationships, we tend to think of weddings, big extravagant holidays, weekends away to Paris, diamond rings, huge bouquets of flowers...
And the list goes on. But that's not where relationships are lived on a day to day basis. And yet that's where they need the most attention. When was the last time you told your partner you loved them, made a special romantic dinner for them or even wrote them a soulful love poem?
Okay, maybe that last one was a stretch, but you could at least try. I've been known to tuck a poem or two underneath my partner's car keys from time to time. It doesn't have to rhyme, it doesn't even have to make sense. It can be silly and nothing else. If it makes your better half smile, you've done the job.
My partner wrote me a poem in French once. It was tucked in my overnight bag which was a nice surprise when you are on the road. Of course, I was totally befuddled as to what it meant. Luckily she'd put a somewhat mushy translation underneath, so the message came across beautifully. It turned out she didn't know a word of French, but she'd found a translation program on the internet that did it all for her. Modern life – isn't it great?
So go on – get out there and express yourself with an endearing poem. Write a little love note and stick it under their pillow or anywhere else they least expect it. Don't buy flowers; grab some out of your garden. Who cares if you accidentally get a sprig of parsley in there as well? That's what will be remembered!
Whatever you do, remember.... it's the details that matter.