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25 Profound Habits of Real-Life Happy Couples

by Jackie Alvarez


August 5, 2014

25 Profound Habits of Real-Life Happy Couples

They say it’s the small things – both in life and in love. It’s the small personal things that say, “I am thinking about you.” It’s the little on-going gestures that say, “You and me – we’re in it together.” And sometimes, it’s the tiniest gesture that says, “I know you.” 

We love this list 25 Profound Habits of Real-Life Happy Couples that we found on The San Francisco Globe. It’s a list of 25 small gestures that speak big volumes. Here are a couple favorites: 

5. Stop apologizing! Say “thank you” instead.

When you say, "sorry for being a jerk" the other person is forced to either call you a jerk or say it wasn’t a big deal. Instead, say "thank you for being so being so patient with me" so the other person has a reason to say they love you.

16. Ready their toothbrush in the morning

The smallest thing I do is get her toothbrush ready every night and every morning and leave it next to the sink for her. She loves it. I got the idea from my dad who has been doing it for my mom for like 38 years. All I do is put the toothpaste on it add a little water and set it on a little thing to keep it off the countertop. It's a small gesture to let her know I'm thinking of her when I wake up and when I go to bed and all day in between.

17. Give away the last bite

Always give them the last bite of any food you share - no matter how amazingly delicious!

Check out the article to find the rest of the list, and then pop back over to join the conversation about small ways you show your man you care.

Which one of these tips do you want to put into action? Or, is there another fantastic little thing you do that other moms should know about?

Share your thoughts


I tried to click on the link to read all 25... And it said 'page does not exist.' Super bummed because I wanted to read it. Any help would be great!


Oh no! I just went to the links and it appears the San Francisco Globe took the list down. =/ I'm going to keep looking, but my initial searching is not proving fruitful.


My hubby often returns home late from business trips and while I am fanatic about locking the garage/house door, he hates carrying a house key. When I know he is due home, I leave a path of lights to the bedroom and unlock the door. He knows that even if I couldn't stay awake, I was thinking about him and awaiting his arrival.


The reminder not to post negative comments about your honey was a good one! I just popped on Facebook to post a compliment about my wonderful husband for the world to see. It felt great! I'm also going to randomly dance with him next time the opportunity arises. That sounds like a fun one.


I like this blog but I dont usually read it bc it is really hard to read on my phone (iPhone 4s); I access the blog through FB


Hi Maria. We hear you. We are in desperate need of making our site more mobile friendly. Our plan is moving more slowly than we'd like, so your comment is a great reminder to make sure we keep pressing forward. Thanks for sticking around our mom community, even though the blog can be a tiiiiiny bit hard to access.