Do you ever feel that the man you loved doesn’t tell you or show you often enough just how much you mean to him? And do you think that your partner might feel the same about you?
In the madness of daily life, telling your loved one how much he means to you often gets pushed to the side. Sometimes at night, you’re just too tired to say even the smallest caring words.
Or perhaps your schedules are so full of work events, school events for the children, dinners with friends, sports practice, and more. The list for modern couples goes on and on. You probably think the only way to have some alone time with your partner is to actually schedule a date.
Don't let this kind of lifestyle take over completely. You don’t have to do a lot of planning to let your beloved man know how much he is loved. You can show him your love in the little details that make up your life...
Communication Is Key
If you recognize yourself in the description above, then here are 8 tips that may help you develop ways to keep each other close in the heart even though you might be involved in activities that keep you physically apart.
Yes, communication is key in making your love felt. Find out how below...
1. Write a love letter for no reason at all
Written words hold so much power. Write down all the things that you love about the other person. Then hand it to him or leave it in a briefcase or some place where it will definitely be found.
This is so personal and thoughtful. Mention words that your partner said and how much they meant to you. Describe your reaction to an action he performed. Your words could mean far more than any expensive gift you could give your partner.
A letter like this can even help when you have an argument with your partner. Remind that person to take out the last letter you gave him and read it. You could conceivably do that together and discover just how unimportant your argument was.
If you need some help in writing that love letter for your partner, click here for an example that I've posted. Feel free to copy out the words on a beautiful piece of paper and give it to him 🙂
2. Make it a point to delay bedtime by a half hour
Use that time to sit down with your loved one to hear about the up’s and down’s of his day. Showing interest in the events of his days demonstrates your love very clearly.
If you often have a family dinner with your children, you could do this at your kitchen or dining table. Each person can take turn to talk about the day's events. You may find that reflecting on the events from each person’s life brings you closer together as a family.
3. Celebrate successes
If your partner has a success, small or large, tell him how happy you are to share in the news. Have a glass of champagne or just give a high five. Let your partner know how impressed you are by every accomplishment. No one ever gets tired of hearing ‘I’m proud of you.’
4. Physically touching someone is also very powerful
Show your loved one how much you love him with your hugs. In fact, give hugs every chance you get. Your partner is never too old to be hugged!
5. Use photos to show how much you care
With very little effort, you could paste a photo to a piece of colored construction paper with a note below the photo describing why it’s important to you.
6. Share experience
Share an experience that made an impression on you – a movie, an article, a book, whatever. Explain why it made that impression, whether negative or positive. Be sure to choose a time when the other person isn’t in a hurry so that the sharing is meaningful.
7. Be generous with your praises
Everyone loves getting praised, so don’t pass up opportunities to boost your partner’s mood with a well-deserved compliment. Remember, the compliment should be deserved. Otherwise, your praise will come to seem empty.
Compliments can be verbal or written. You can write one on a small piece of paper and leave it somewhere that you know your loved one will find it.
8. Time for some romance
Do you like to dance? Why not take five minutes to put on a great song you both like and dance around the living room. What a great physical re-connection with a loved one after a long day of work!
As you can see, you don’t need to spend a lot of money or devote a lot of time to let your partner know how much he means to you. And your efforts will be rewarded over and over in unexpected ways.
Don’t hesitate. Get started loving right away.
You don't have to use all the 8 tips right away. Start by picking the one you like most and use it. Remember to come back here to post your comments on how it went or just share with the other readers your experience on using the tips.
To your happiness!