By Nic Baird

Ben Affleck won Best Director and Best Picture for Argo at Sunday’s Golden Globes, UsMagazine.com reports. “I want to thank my wife who is the reason why I’m standing here,” he said, as the camera showed his admiring wife, actress Jennifer Garner. “I adore you. I love you so much. Thanks for sitting through this. You are my everything.” He and Garner are parents to children Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and Samuel, nearly 11 months. 

What are some ways to publicly announce your love for your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

It might not be the right time to get married, or maybe you’re not that concerned with the institution. Either way, there are many ways you can deepen your love with your partner. Follow your heart, and prioritize your happiness:

1. Moving forward: Both of you should want to see your relationship develop. Finding ways to spend more time together, and bringing your lives closer are benefits you can find without marriage. Make time for your partner and find new ways to enjoy their company.

2. Children: A child is a huge commitment, and shouldn’t be considered lightly. Many times a baby can pop into your life unexpectedly. No matter how it happens, a child is a celebration of your love. You might feel pressure to get hitched, but giving a baby the significance it deserves is most important.

3. Special occasions: Spending the holidays with your loved ones shows their importance in your life. Making Valentine’s Day and anniversaries special with thoughtful celebrations will reflect the love you share.

How do you think someone can publicly announce their love? Share your comments below!