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Volume 71, Issue 48, Thursday, November 3, 2005


Making up isn't very hard to do

Josh Delano
Opinion columnist

Have any of you ever been in love? It/s great when things are going well. But guys, we all know how bad it is when we mess up, the misery of being without the one you love. There are all sorts of ways to attempt to make it up to the ladies we love, but different methods work for different personalities. Here are a few tidbits that I enjoy doing for my beautiful, perfect baby, and she loves at least most of them, as far as I can tell:

Leave a sweet note where she'll be sure to find it, like her purse. Likewise, attach her favorite candy or even chocolates. Tell her how the breeze or the sun reminded you of her beauty today.

Surprise your sweetheart with a movie you know she would really enjoy.

Help doing chores or cleaning around the house for your honey without being asked. Likewise, help with schoolwork, typing up notes or taking notes for your baby for that terribly time-consuming tape/online class she never seems to find time for.

Give her a massage without being asked. It's all about keeping that special lady happy -- if you give freely, she's likely to reciprocate the same kindness to you later. Just don't make it about you or quid pro quo. Do it without thought of how or when her kindness will be returned.

These are a couple of old ones that I am ashamed I have to mention, but so many guys don''t do this stuff anymore. Let her begin eating first, pray for your food together while holding hands, hold the door open for her and open the car door for her.

Be completely honest at all times with her. Guys, trust me -- this one is more important than you know. If you mess up, beg, plead, pray and hope you can do some of the other things on this list to make it up to her.

Snuggle and take a nap together. There is nothing like falling asleep holding the woman you love.

Play romantic music and dance together. Don' plan it -- just be spontaneous. 

Share your dreams, day dreams and hopes with her.

And of course the most obvious: Buy her flowers. Just because, and not because it's her birthday or Valentine's Day. Do it for no particular reason, she'll love it.

Lastly I must say the most important thing, let her know she is special, and always, always let her know you love her. As for my sweetie, my honey, my sweet pea, Ayesha, this is for you, cherie. I love you.

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