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Small Acts of Love Will Keep Your Relationship Healthy

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No matter what age or stage you're at in a relationship, you still have to make your partner feel a lot of love and affection. But sometimes, couples tend to take their significant others for granted, which results to fights that strain the relationship.

According to Time, a research published in the journal Emotion found that those little acts of kindness can surely go a long way. Simple things such as changing your plans to cater to what your partner wants, being expressive with your feelings of gratitude and affections, or doing a good deed to make them smile can do wonders for your relationship; if the random act of love and kindness is acknowledged, then even better.

According to Harry Reis, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, people find contentment from selfless acts. "Humans are wired to give," he says. "We are a cooperative species, and there are mechanisms in us that promote social behavior."

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"It's giving to others for the sake of giving to others that's important," he says. "As soon as you couch it with,'I'm going to be compassionate today because I expect you to be compassionate tomorrow,' it destroys the effect."

So, if you want to enjoy a thriving and blooming relationship with your boyfriend, don't forget that it's the little things that matter.

This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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