7. A warm welcome
Imagine it’s a dark, rainy day. Your partner just finished a hectic day at work. On the way to their car, they step in a puddle and soak their clothes. Then the traffic on their ride home is a congested, soggy mess. As they pull up to the house, would they rather see you waiting for them or a locked door? Obviously, they’d rather see you. If you greet them as they come home with a big smile and an even bigger hug, you can watch their stress melt away. Then you can start the rest of your evening with a much happier and refreshed partner.