(Closed) What’s something you do to cheer up your SO?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I send him pictures of cute animals sometimes too – our favorites right now are momongas (little fluffy Japanese flying squirrels!).  Mostly I just have to curl up with him and cuddle until he’s in a better mood.  Works every time. =)

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Give him space and pick him something he likes, like chocolate sprinkled long johns from the grocery store! Really tho, Darling Husband prefers his space when he’s in a crappy bummy mood. Me being touchy/feely with him just irritates him

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

leave him alone and go hire out all UFC dvds and any action/sci fi film.. or rent video games.. works every time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

When my husband is in a down mood, I distract him by doing something he really likes with him, whether it’s watching a Bond movie together, or playing video games, or whatever. He also gets a kick out of lotto tickets, so we might walk over to the store and pick one up, and talk about what we would do if we won. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Acknowledging that he is in a bad mood helps. I get serious, drop what I’m doing and listen to what’s bothering him. I give him a sympathetic look, hug him and it’s usually over at that point, just venting a little or telling me the story of what happened brings him back.

At that point, I encourage him to just relax and I do the cooking/cleaning/whatever until he fully snaps out of it. It usually takes about 5 minutes, but if it lasts longer that’s okay too.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I feed him!  Nothing cheers either of us up more than a delicious home-cooked meal.  I believe that saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Its so funny that a lot of us just give him good food.  I do the same.  He was bummed not long ago and I was so distraught for him because its so rare that he’s down.  So, I asked him what he’d like to eat, ANYTHING and I’d make it.  So I did, and I got him beer and let him just sit around and watch basketball… without my usual commets/questions like, “why didn’t he just braid ALL his hair?”, “that tattoo is scary” or, “is that guy married?”.  I think he appreciated it lol.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I usually:

1. Clean up the house

2. Write him an email with a funny/cheesy poem that I compose

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Bake him brownies, and sprinkle powdered sugar on top – his favorite. =)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

my fiance usually likes to be left alone also when he has had a hard day. but i was usually cook him dinner and just let him be, maybe send him some funny pictures while we are both lounging on the couch with our laptops..

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LaborOfLove- So cute about the border collie video. We have one so whenever Fiance is down I usually bring her over to give him kisses. Nothing melts his heart like his puppy.

I think I am with a lot of other girls on the food thing. Or just make a move on him and take it to the bedroom, that usually brings a smile to his face LOL (sorry TMI)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have learned my Fiance either likes to just sit and cuddle, or be left alone. If I try too hard to cheer him up, it just annoys him. So I usually just let him know I am there for him, or act as a sounding board if he has some stressors he wants to talk about.

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