Effort (n.) - a vigorous or determined attempt.
Love is not about give and take. At the end of the day it all comes down to compromise and putting forth the effort that is being put out in return. Of course when you're in a relationship there are certain characteristics that both parties look for. Whether it be trustworthiness, honesty, a sense of humor or a caring spirit -- everyone wants someone who will not only show these amazing characteristics, but also someone who will match their effort. If they do something out of the kindness of their heart, you have no problem going above and beyond to also do something out of the kindness of your heart.
Whether you're agreeing to disagree or doing a simple act of kindness to put a smile on the face of your other half -- matching someones effort is always a must and it doesn't go unnoticed. Here are four simple ways you can enforce compromise within your relationship and match your beaus effort.
If your love goes out of their way to surprise you and cook dinner, be a good sport and lend a helping hand to wash the dishes or put the food away. Team work makes the dream work.
Complimenting One Another.
They took the time out to compliment you throughout the entire day, in the morning leave a sweet note on the counter to let you know just how much you appreciate them. If you don't live together, send a heart felt text so it's the first thing they see when they wake up.
Going On A Date.
Whoever paid last time, give them a free pass on the next date and treat them to a lovely evening. Do the same thing for every date following.
Traveling To See One Another.
If the same person always makes the effort to travel that long two hour commute, switch things up. Go 50/50. Give them a break and you take that two hour ride every once in awhile.