This is the final part of this series, which again, is in no particular order and can be viewed in any sequence you wish. These articles are meant to provide a catalyst for improvement via introspection and are not a definitive guide to intimacy. Diversity is a beautiful thing and certainly, no two people are exactly alike. Bearing all this in mind let’s jump right in with today’s tidbits.

1. Share Yourself – Mentally

“We are who we choose to be” is a very well known quote. You can choose to be happy. The first change you can make on your journey to happiness is to be less critical of yourself and those around you, particularly your mate. As with everything, you should start out slowly and don’t berate yourself if you don’t always get it right. As you progress on your road to mental happiness it will be easier to share your thoughts with your husband and build a more intimate connection with him by doing so. If you have positive thoughts about your husband then say it. It is good for you to have these thoughts and feelings, but better for your relationship if you share it. Telling your husband that he has a great smile can have the added side effect of putting a smile on your face as well. There are a lot of ways to brighten your day and your husband’s with just a few words. So don’t be stingy with the love by keeping those words to yourself.

2. Spice It Up

Food. We all need it for dietary sustenance and health. However, meals can become boring and monotonous. Whether you are the cook at home or not, you can spice up your relationship by learning how to prepare a different meal. Just jump on the Internet and see how you can shake things up in the kitchen. Even something as simple as preparing eggs can be done in a variety of ways, from simple to exotic. There may be a slight learning curve to get the dish just right, but your husband will appreciate a well-made, well-presented meal. A different meal is a good starting point for a nice dinner conversation, which is a good way to connect with your husband. The way to a man’s heart may not exactly be through his stomach, but it’s pretty close and you would have increased your repertoire of culinary skills for your own satisfaction as well.

3. Surprise Your Husband

Not scare your husband and give him a cardiac arrest, but you can surprise him. A surprise can be something as simple as writing a little “I love you” note and putting it in his pocket for him to find or you can get his favourite snack out for him without his being aware. You can send him a goodies basket at work so he can show off to his co-workers and be “the man” for the day. Of course, there is no better surprise than you looking fantastic showing up to take your husband out to lunch. Food again. There does seem to be a trend here somewhere. You can also surprise your husband with tickets to a concert or event that he likes. The best kinds of surprises are the ones you have no idea are coming so don’t just plan a surprise for a birthday or an anniversary. Surprise your spouse just for the joy that it will bring and keep him guessing as to what you will come up with next and when. You don’t have to splurge or break the bank on a surprise. You can be as creative or as goofy with your surprises as you like. You should always personalize it with a little or lot of yourself and capture his reaction on camera if you are able to so you both can cherish the memories.

This is the final installment of this series. Thank you for reading. If you have not yet read part 1 and part 2 have a read now and it also has great tips Please seek to increase the number of ways that you and your spouse interact on a day-to-day basis with an emphasis on playful smiles, loving words and friendly touches. Please feel free to comment your thoughts and experiences below.