The Little Loving Things Exercise

It’s really easy to stop noticing the little loving things your partner does for you on a regular basis. On this LoveTrip we want you to start appreciating each other again and start recognizing all the reasons you are still in love.

Little Love Things For Couples


  1. For the next week each of you must keep a journal of all the little things your partner does to make you happy.
  2. After a week pick your favorite 10 little loving things.
  3. Share these 10 little loving things with each other.


  • Don’t stress out if you can’t think of things right away, they will come to you as the week goes on.
  • Remember these are LITTLE things. Spend the week trying to appreciate things you normally wouldn’t notice or have become so used to happening that you no longer recognize it.
  • Every time you say “thanks” is probably because of a Little Loving Thing your partner did for you so take note!

Here is our example:

Doing this exercise ourselves we realized how we weren’t actively aware of many of our little loving things.

The little things I  appreciate that Chris does for me!

  • Bringing me food at work when I do a night shift
  • Buying me surprise strawberry tarts from the bakery
  • Making me breakfast so I can sleep an extra 15 minutes
  • Letting me use his thighs in bed as a foot warmer
  • Making the most amazing mashed potatoes
  • Digging out my car on a snowy day when he doesn’t have to leave the house
  • Putting an extra cover on me in the morning before he goes to work
  • Handing me my towel so I don’t have to get out of the hot shower
  • He doesn’t make the food too spicy even though he likes it that way
  • Makes sure my feet are covered with a blanket when sitting on the couch
The little things I appreciate that Katie does for me!

  • Baking goodies for my RISK! friends
  • Being okay with me playing NHL16 in the evenings
  • Playing with my beard
  • Folding the clothes (especially the underwear)
  • Making pancakes on Sunday mornings
  • Watching TV shows she doesn’t like
  • Making me a lunch for the next day if I’m tired
  • Putting away the groceries
  • Making me a protein shake after a workout
  • Making me tea 

Tweet us your favorite Little Loving Things to @lovetripping. We want to hear what you have to say!

Authored by: Katie & Chris

Chris and Katie are the LoveTripper’s. They have been together for over 9 years, and got married in April 2014. They believe that the key to a healthy long-lasting relationship is constant work and effort. The Love Tripper’s share their advice on how to keep that sexy fire burning, avoiding pointless arguments, and finding a deeper love for your partner every day. Love is a trip, enjoy the ride!

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