10 Stellar Relationship Hacks From Reddit

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Useful advice from people you've never met. Ah, the internet.

 

We scoured reddit to find you the best of the best, the most useful relationship hacks redditors had to offer. Whether you need tips on PMS, haircuts, or cuddling we’ve got it! Read on to properly hack your relationship, reddit-style.

 

My wife periodically suffers from a general melancholiness and will need to do something to snap out of it but will decline everything I offer.
I've found that instead of asking, if I just say "we're doing this", she's likely to go along with it and come out with a sunnier disposition.
For example, "Would you like to go out to a movie" will get a sullen 'no', but "(movie title) is playing at 6:00, let's go?" get's a positive response.
My wife is well aware I do this and thinks it's a great arrangement
- purzzzell

I know a guy who has a standing $10 tip with his wife's hair dresser. He gets a call each time his wife gets her hair cut with a brief description of what was done. Wife walks in the door, he says "Honey, did you get your hair done? It's a bit shorter and looks great!" Winners all around.
- malevolent_nuthatch

Hide chocolate around the house, in random places. When roommate/girlfriend is PMSing, crampy, hormonal, and miserable, and calls me at work to complain about feeling terrible, tell her to look behind the silverware tray, under the couch cushion, behind the plant, etc. Instant comfort, and it shows that you care enough to go to the trouble to prevent problems before they happen.

Of course, this can lead to her craving chocolate when she's not feeling crampy and awful, which can lead to you coming home to find her trapped on top of the fridge, unable to get down, after having searched for chocolate.
- danudey

Well, not as interesting as a sex hack, I suppose, but...

My fiance gets really upset with me if I work late and forget to text her. I often forget, and she won't make the first move to text me. It was getting to be a huge deal. Then I discovered Llama for my Android phone. I setup a script that fires if the time is after 6:40 (I usually leave work by 6:15), if I am still connected to the cell tower at work, and if I can still see the wifi network. This script sends a text that says, 'I'm going to be working late tonight', and dings to let me know it sent. It's been working fantastic. I just recently added a new one that fires if the time is after 5:00pm, and I have just left the work cell tower area, that sends a 'I am on my way home' message. She has been super pleased at how consistent I have been about letting her know what is going on, and the best part is that I don't even have to remember to do anything. Thanks technology!
- sacwtd

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