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Relationships are all about the little things, and for engaged couple Sarah and Mikey, these little things are enabled by big money. A viral TikTok video captured Mikey noticing Sarah’s chipped nail and immediately sending her $120 to get her nails done. Sarah, in awe of Mikey’s grand and attentive gesture, gushed over the video, expressing how much she appreciated the attention to detail. The video has received over 2 million views and nearly 300,000 likes on TikTok, with viewers praising Mikey for his thoughtfulness and generosity.

Viewers of the TikTok video expressed their desire for someone to offer them resources and opportunities for the little things that matter to them. Some acknowledged that while money was the vehicle for affection in this case, it is not always necessary to feel loved. Others emphasized the importance of focusing on the expression of love rather than the monetary value attached to it. Despite some backlash on other social media platforms, many viewers appreciated Mikey’s gesture and the way he showed his affection for Sarah through his financial support.

A 2022 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that couples who combine their bank accounts instead of holding separate accounts experience higher levels of relationship satisfaction. Pooling finances between partners increases their level of dependence, aligns their financial interests and goals, and leads to more positive, secure interactions. The study suggests that these findings are particularly true for low-income couples, as combining finances can maximize relationship quality and ultimately improve well-being.

Regardless of whether couples choose to combine finances or make extravagant gestures like sending over $100 for a nail treatment, the key takeaway is that there are multiple ways to show care and attention in intimate relationships. Whether it’s through small gestures or grand gestures, the important thing is to make your partner feel valued and appreciated. By understanding each other’s needs and preferences, couples can strengthen their bond and create a supportive and loving relationship that stands the test of time.

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