“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote these precious words in 1844. They still inspire us to create rituals which communicate our deepest love for our intimate partners. Couples develop countless ways of saying, “I love you”. It can be as simple as holding hands while getting into bed or a kiss goodbye as you leave for work. Little tokens of affection shared on an everyday basis go a long way toward cementing a strong and lasting bond between partners and lift us up as we face life’s challenges.