Find out what he wants to hear from you...
It's doing the chore that you know your partner hates to do, or making their favorite food even though you don't like it that much.
Sometimes all we need from our partners is a small touch or compliment that lets us know they care.
Sure, grand gestures are great. Who doesn't love a huge bouquet of flowers or tickets to see your favorite musical?
But not everybody is wired that way, and your huge display of affection may not even occur to your significant other.
When we're no longer trying to pursue someone and are already in a relationship with them, we can get complacent. We forget about how thrilling it was just to get a text from them or how that love note they left for us in our purse sent us over the moon.
Small gestures of affection not only make us feel good, they can reaffirm what we know — that we picked a caring, thoughtful person to spend our life with.
Any kind of communication can be tricky, and we don't always say the right thing at the right time.
There are times when we need our partner to say that they love us or that they're not angry. But the thing that you might need to hear can be completely different than what your partner needs to hear.
We're all made up of different characteristics, and what works in a positive way with someone may not work that way with someone else. But when you look at people's zodiac signs, you see certain traits and qualities that generally seem to be true.
Here's a guide to what the stars suggest that your partner really wants to hear from you.
You never know what might happen if you say it, but it may convince him that you're the right person for him.
What an Aries wants to hear from you is how you're up for anything, and they also want you to express your real opinions. Don't hold back, even if you think he'll disagree. Aries love people who speak their own minds. If so inclined, feel free to stroke their ego, too — underneath their bravado, they can be slightly insecure.
Tell your Taurus a funny story or a joke, as they love to laugh. If you can make them laugh, they'll feel comfortable with you. If you can convince them that you're trustworthy and loyal, they'll never want you to leave.
What a Gemini really needs to hear from you is smart talk — tell them your theories, your discoveries, and demonstrate your knowledge about the world; don't lecture, discuss. Geminis love a conversation with good give and take, and if they hear that you are a match for them in intellect, they'll be completely swept away by your display of mental foreplay.
Cancer wants to hear that you'll always be there for them and that you care. The emotions of a Cancer individual are always close to the surface and they need to know that they can trust you to listen to them without judgment.
The Leo man wants you to tell him how wonderful he is and mean it. If you speak from the heart and honestly let him know how you feel, Leo will be yours forever, especially if you also can keep him amused and entertained with what you say.
Virgo wants you to tell him how he's killing it at work, at home, and in the bedroom. Virgos really appreciate being told what a good job they're doing as they can be very critical of themselves and affirmations are always welcome.
The Libra man wants to hear how you'll support him in his endeavors, goals and dreams, and how you know he'll support you. Tell him how you'll always meet him halfway and that you understand whatever it is he's going through.
Let the Scorpio man know that they're not alone and that you'll always be there for them. Also, promise to be truthful, no matter how much it may hurt. Scorpios need honesty above all else.
Tell the Sagittarius man that you'll never try to take away his freedom or try to stifle him. Tell him that you want to join him on some of his adventures and travel, but that you think that both of you should be able to take trips alone.
Tell Capricorn that you have all your financial ducks in a row, and that you're ready to build a family and a future together.
Be honest and direct with Aquarius about what you want in the relationship. Don't get mushy or overemotional, or Aquarius will shut down. Tell him the subjects and causes that interest you, and show him how unique and special you are.
Pisces want to hear how much you admire his work or whatever project he's working on. Don't be afraid to be poetic and romantic because Pisces love that stuff. Feel free to write him a poem or a love text.