Being in a loving relationship is perhaps the most amazing feeling ever. It just makes you feel all happy and mushy from the inside. But have you ever faced a problem in actually articulating how much you love your significant other? I mean, sometimes, no matter what you say or do, it doesn’t feel enough, right? But here’s the good news: you don’t always have to say it. Sometimes, you just have to do it. And that is more than enough. Here are nine ways in which you can express your love for your partner, without really saying anything.
1. By Letting Them Have Their “Me Time”
While it’s true that from a “me” you have now become a “we”, it is important to give each other space. If your partner has had a long day at office and wants to spend some time on their own, don’t be hurt. It doesn’t mean that they don’t care for you. It just means that they need some time to recharge their batteries. And soon enough you’ll see that they’re back to being the loving partner that they have always been.
2. By Listening To Them
Sometimes, even when you don’t really understand what they’re talking about, make an effort and hear them out. Yes, what their colleague said about their other colleague may not be as interesting to you as that match on TV, but there are times when they just need to let it all out. Give them the time and try to understand what exactly it is that is going on, and you’ll be surprised by how much they appreciate this gesture of yours.
3. By Letting The Focus Shift From You To Friends Once In A While
It’s amazing when you fall in love with your best friend, but that doesn’t mean that all other friends have now become insignificant. Maintaining your other relationships is not just an act of courtesy towards your friends – it is also important for your relationship’s good health. And just because your partner spends one evening with friends watching football doesn’t mean he cares any less about you. Maybe this would be a good time to have your own friends over for a night of wine and rom-coms!
4. By Observing And Remembering The “Little Things”
Pay attention to the seemingly insignificant things – like how exactly they like their coffee, or what flowers they like in the vase. It’ll surprise you, how big a part these little things play in lifting their mood and making them happier and fall more in love with you!
5. By Showering Them With Compliments
Don’t hold back from letting your partner know how good they look, or smell, or make you feel. It goes a long way in making them appreciate themselves (and you) more. It’s perhaps the easiest thing to do and also the sweetest. It keeps the danger of taking each other for granted a good distance away!
6. By Indulging Their Eccentricities
We are all weird in our own ways, and as humans, we look to our partners to accept us the way we are. So the next time you are weirded out by their over-enthusiasm for Christmas (like insisting on playing Christmas carols right from November) try to remember your strange and unusual habits that they have accepted and let them have their little indulgences. Why, it wouldn’t hurt if you also sang those carols and spent some time discussing what exactly they would want this year’s Christmas menu to be like!
7. By Focusing On The Positives
You may not like your partner’s cooking, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t appreciate the fact that they at least tried! Be an encouraging presence in your significant other’s life. And as you continue to encourage them in the little things, you’ll see yourself making a difference in their lives, even with the big things.
8. By Sharing Responsibilities
As a couple, we sometimes tend to get trapped by the “roles” that society has bestowed on us. Break those stereotypes and do things together. Don’t let cooking and laundry become a “she” thing while repairing the sink or changing the light bulb becomes a “he” thing. Make everything a “we” thing, and see how much closer you both get. It is really is nice to sometimes just go and pick the grocery together. Maybe even romantic, if you want it to be so!
9. By Ignoring The Flaws In Each Other
It is safe to say that all of us are imperfect in our own ways and it is these imperfections that make us unique. We can either keep fretting over these or laugh at them and try to get better at being happy humans – the choice is absolutely ours. It’ll surprise what an important role your partner plays in making you not just accept your flaws, but also appreciating them and working on making them better. So the next time you are annoyed by the way your partner has done the dishes, take a step back and appreciate the fact that the dishes have been done. The rest is insignificant!
So, what are the little things that your partner does for you that makes you fall even more in love with them? Let us know in the comments below!