Five Signs Your Partner May Need More TLC

Expressing affection for your significant other, physically, mentally, and emotionally is essential for the health of your relationship. But as everyone knows, there are times during any courtship where you’re more or less able to provide your partner with the TLC they need—and that’s okay. However, relationship experts remind couples that affection in a romantic relationship is key to both short- and long-term satisfaction. “For a relationship to be successful it needs four things: time, attention, affection, and sex—and, depending on your language of love, affection could be the most important thing,” says Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., couples therapist and the author of “The New Monogamy.”