A lot of people think that falling in love is what it's all about — but staying in love can be way trickier. But a lot of it comes down to focusing on the little things your partner does that still light you up. "Positive thinking can increase how much love you have for your partner for several reasons," Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist, tells Bustle. "First of all, if you are already thinking positively in general, you are much more likely to notice and appreciate those qualities in your partner that you love rather than take these characteristics for granted or or overlook them. Also, if you typically tend to engage in positive thinking, you are likely to be a more open-hearted person in general, as well as towards your partner than someone who tends to be more of a negative or even neutral kind of thinker."
And these little things can vary so much. In fact, this AskReddit thread had people sharing the insignificant things their partner does that makes them fall in love all over again. Because it's not always about big moves and sweeping gestures — it's really the everyday behaviors that keep your relationship alive.
1This Food Offering
... my girlfriend will never get this display of affection. Sorry/not sorry.
This may be the greatest gift you can give.
3This One Is Too Cute For Words
WE GET IT OK YOU ARE ADORABLE.
4ALL OF THE THINGS
Sometimes you can't pick just one.
This is the most Millennial post I have ever read. And I love it.
7This Scene Straight From A Movie
I AM NOT CRYING YOU ARE CRYING AND ALSO I AM CRYING.
8Some One-On-One Time
Fitting that time in, wherever and whenever you can.
It can mean a lot.
OK this might drive me up a wall, but I'm glad they are loving it.
This can legit save a relationship.
12Just Being Together
So sweet and, sometimes, so necessary.
13Hugs— Always Hugs
It's amazing how grounding physical touch can be when you really need it.
Sometimes we think of staying in love meaning lots of grand gestures. But, as you can see, it's the little things that keep those butterflies going.