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60 Seconds To A Better Relationship: Favors

Dr. Jess     
Make your partner feel special with these simple favors that take less than a minute.

Expressing how you feel to make your lover feel important does not have to involve grand gestures.

In fact, sometimes it is the little things (and the practical ones) that make the biggest impressions and keep the spark alive. Make a habit of performing simple favors that take less than a minute on a regular basis.

Here’s a list you can use as inspiration:

  • Iron/steam a shirt
  • Pick up your lover’s favorite dessert
  • Warm up a towel in the dryer while they’re in the shower
  • Draw a bath
  • Pack a lunch
  • Pick up wine or beer
  • Fold their laundry
  • Purchase staples (shampoo, soap, shaving cream etc.) that they would usually pick up themselves
  • Brew coffee in the morning
  • Plug in their phone or laptop overnight
  • Rub their feet
  • Light candles to help them relax
  • Pick up their dry cleaning
  • Take their car to the car wash
  • Pour them a drink/fetch them a beer
  • Shine their shoes
  • Order take-out/bring home dinner
  • Carve a grapefruit, chop an apple or prepare their favorite fruit
  • Warm up the bed
  • Set their alarm
  • Stock the pantry with the snacks they enjoy
  • Organize their bills/papers
  • Bring them the paper in the morning/email them articles of interest to support their personal/professional growth
  • Sew a button back on their shirt/blouse
  • Clean up after them without resentment
  • Warm up their socks
  • Leave a chocolate on their pillow
  • Walk them to their car
  • Leave a windshield love note
  • Sent them ego-boosting texts
  • Play music they love
  • Clean their laptop
  • Wake them up with a kiss
  • Turn down the bed
  • Warm up their car in Winter
  • Pick up a book/magazine
  • Tweet your love
  • Let them pick the movie
  • Gas up their car
  • Send them a pic
  • Offer them a car ride

Enjoy making your partner feel special with these easy favors.

Dr. Jess

"An award-winning speaker, Jess has worked with thousands of couples from all corners of the globe to transform their relationships via her wildly successful Marriage As A Business program. From Prague and Istanbul to Albuquerque and New York City, her relationship retreats receive rave reviews from some of the most powerful couples in the world who are drawn to her enthusiastic, practical and no-nonsense approach to happily ever after. Jess's doctoral research focused on sexual health and relationship education and she is passionate about accessible, classroom-based education. When she isn't globetrotting for speaking engagements, she volunteers with students, teachers and social service organizations to empower young people to embrace healthy, happy relationships. As a global ambassador for several brands, Jess contributes regularly to the biggest names in international media. You'll find her advice weekly in the likes of Women's Health, Men's Fitness, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Showtime and The Movie Network. Her insights into couple' issues reaches millions of homes across America as the host of the hit reality series Swing, which just capped its fifth season on PlayboyTV. Canadian-born and Chinese-Jamaican and Irish by descent, Dr. Jess loves ultimate frisbee, crab, airplane turbulence, cheese and red wine. Makes perfect sense, right?"
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