WATCH: Vanessa Matsunaga's Husband Prepares a Special Surprise For Her On Their Anniversary
Anyone who's in a relationship should know the importance of remembering special dates. So in case you haven’t yet, we suggest you set your calendar alerts to go off a day ahead of every special occasion. After all, part of being a caring, reliable partner to your spouse is making them feel loved. We get it: between juggling a career, a household, and a family, it’s easy to forget. But your special someone is counting on you, so don't let them down. Here are a few tips to make sure you get it right.
First, don’t delay! Forgetfulness is a pretty weak excuse, so mark down those dates on your calendars and plan ahead. Nothing is worse than that cold, creeping feeling of waking up one morning and realizing you aren’t prepared.
Second, pay attention. No doubt that within the span of 365 days, your significant other has already mentioned a few of the things they would appreciate. All you have to do is pay attention, take notice, and act on that. Trust us, those observational skills of yours will be rewarded.
Lastly, finding out what your partner’s love language is is helpful as well. Do they love gifts, or do they appreciate words of affirmation more? Quality time, acts of service, and physical touch can also be important factors in communicating how much you care. When it comes right down to it, love isn’t about grandiose gestures or expensive wishlists, it’s about making sure someone knows how you feel for them.
A great way to do that is by cooking your partner a nice, homemade meal. You don't actually have to know how to cook—the effort alone will surely put a smile on her face. Besides, it’s about time for guys to step up to the domestic responsibilities of the kitchen anyway, if you haven't already.
Learn a thing or two from Jun Sunga, husband of Vanessa Matsunaga, as he takes us along with him on a day to surprise his wife with something straight from the heart. Jun—who also took the opportunity to test Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Deodorant—proves here that all it takes is a little extra care to be the partner Vanessa can count on.