When you’re in a committed relationship, whether you’re married, cohabiting, or simply seriously dating, it can feel like you’re living two lives. You have your home life, the one in which your mate shares with you, and you have your work life. For many couples, this arrangement works well. After all, a little distance makes the heart grow fonder. But, for others, the need to share more of your lives together is understandable. After all, you’re madly in love. If you fall into the second category of couples, here are some tips to help you feel like your love is there with you throughout the day.¬†

1. Wear a Reminder

One way to remember your significant other throughout the day is to wear a reminder of him or her. Have you ever tried wearing matching underwear for couples? Imagining how this would work probably brings a smile to your face. As you’re getting dressed in the morning, you can choose which pair of matching underwear you’ll don, and be sure to check one another out to make sure they look great. Now, as you go about your day, you might not even be thinking of your other half, but then when you need a restroom break, you can let that same smile overcome your face as you remember your dressing routine that very morning. Best of all, it’s a secret only the two of you share. 

2. Share Lunch

If you work close to one another, it might be easy to meet up during your lunch break. However, if you’re working on opposite sides of the city, this may prove too complicated. Yet, you can still eat together in spirit. Before you leave the house for the day, pack your lunches as a team. Maybe you can both share leftovers from last night’s meatloaf, or one of you can lovingly pack sandwiches while the other chooses sides and a desert. If you time your lunch break at the same time, you can feel secure in the knowledge that at that moment your honey is enjoying the exact same meal. If you want to make your cube mates gag in response to the depths of your love, why not even jump on Zoom or another conferencing app to really enjoy the moment together? 

3. Keep Open Communication

Open communication doesn’t mean you need to call one another every 15 minutes. In fact, you really don’t need to call one another at all. Have certain times during the day when you know you both may be taking a quick break to send a couple of back and forth texts. One time in the morning and one time in the afternoon should suffice. Just anticipating the text times will keep your special friend or partner at the forefront of your mind. 

4. Share a Ride

Do you ride to work together? Sharing a work ride, no matter how distant your offices, helps start and end the day as a team. Even if your hours differ, the person who gets to work later can keep the car, while the person who finishes work first can enjoy a coffee down the street or grab everyone’s dinner while they wait for the other to finish up his or her day. Sharing a ride is not only good for your relationship, it’s good for the environment. Having good things coming from your relationship only strengthens it. 

Not everyone can appreciate the strength of your bonds and your dedication to your love, but that’s okay, because not everyone is a part of your relationship. Your exceptional love will remain exceptional as long as you cater to it and stay involved in the little things that help it grow. Today it’s matching underwear, but who knows what tomorrow will bring.