How do you show your love for someone? Given that everyone’s definition of love is going to be different, that is a difficult question to answer. Nevertheless, there are some behaviors that are universally regarded as being the same as being in love by all people. These 12 ways will help you show someone you care.

When you keep all of these things in mind, it will be very simple for you to show your partner how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate everything they do for you. There is, after all, no better way to show someone you love them than to let them know that you are aware of everything they do to improve your life and your life together.

Spend Quality Time With Them

I believe that we conflate the concepts of time and quality time. My husband and I occasionally have to remind ourselves that binge-watching the newest season of our favorite show isn’t exactly considered quality time spent together.

And the same goes for friends!

Quality, in my opinion, entails having meaningful interactions with others, whether you choose to share something novel or simply go somewhere without cell phones or televisions. When you consider it, it’s actually quite uncommon.

Do Something You Know They Love Even If You’re Not A Fan

Despite the fact that my husband and I share many interests, he undoubtedly has a different set of interests from mine. Furthermore, even though I believe it’s crucial for our relationship that we each have our own interests, every so often I offer to help with something that I know is more his cup of tea.

Why not? I know how much it means to him when I show interest. Plus, I think it encourages him to do the same thing for me, which I always appreciate as well.

Of course, you can do this with your friends as well. If you and your friend usually meet for lunch, but she has been pleading with you to join her for a barre class, just go! The gesture will mean so much.

Express Your Feelings To Them Using Their Love Language

Have you heard of the book “The 5 Love Languages”? It’s been around for a while now, but can seriously be a game changer for your romantic relationship.

It explains the value of knowing your own love language, and your partner’s love language, and how to figure out what they are for each of you.

But what exactly are love languages? It relates to how you personally express and receive love. The book identifies five types of expressions of love: words of affirmation, quality time, giving and receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

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Once you and your partner know which of these the other values most, it can be a lot easier to understand how to show each other love. And, based on my personal experience, even if you think you do, you may not always be aware of your partner’s preferred communication method.).

Take A Walk Together

I enjoy making a call to a girlfriend (or my mother) I haven’t spoken to in a while and going for a leisurely stroll. It’s basically a win-win situation because the conversation flows naturally and we get a little bit of exercise.

A bonus is that you can always bring your dog with you. If you can, find a trail or path close to your home and schedule a regular weekly visit there.

Small Moments Of Affection

Small acts of affection can have a big impact, even if you or your partner don’t express your love to one another physically. Whether it’s just lending a hand while out walking or offering to give a massage, these small gestures add up.

We’re all human, after all, and occasionally an unexpected act of affection (whether in private or in public, depending on what suits you better) can go a long way.

Simple But Meaningful Gifts

I enjoy mailing small gifts to friends and family members in response to them celebrating a life event, such as a new baby, a wedding, or anything else. It’s just a straightforward way for me to let them know that I love them and am thinking of them.

Even if you only send a card, I can assure you that the recipient will be thrilled to receive a thoughtful note in place of the usual advertisements and bills. Moreover, compared to a text, it is much more intimate.

Do Something That’s Important To Them

Yes, it’s nice to give your wife flowers on an ordinary day; if she enjoys receiving flowers, this will make her feel very loved and appreciated. She might not be that into flowers, though. It’s possible that she would prefer you to arrive bearing cookies… just maybe … she’d rather you take the time to do the dishes and let her just watch “Real Housewives” for once.

Many husbands make the error of assuming their wives would appreciate a small gift, but in reality, the 10 minutes you spent buying the flowers might have been better used by relieving your wife of a small burden.

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Try To Stop Being So Annoying

Make an effort to work on any habits that annoy each other so that your partner knows that you are mindful of their feelings.

For instance, if it upsets your husband when you look at your phone during dinner time, make an effort to turn your phone off and put it away. Stop leaving tea bags on the dining room table if your wife hates it.

Changing these little things by making purposeful choices to be less annoying shows you don’t take your partner for granted, and is the ultimate show of appreciation.

Tell Your Partner Why You Love Them

It’s easy to say “I love you”, but to prove your love (and show someone you appreciate them) you need to tell them why! There was a reason why you fell in love with that person. He was sweet, gentle, and compassionate, or she was witty, strong, and intelligent. He makes you laugh, she makes you feel safe.

I love you so much, you are so incredibly funny,” means so much more than just mumbling “love you” at the end of a phone conversation.

Stick By Them

Keep your partner’s loyalty in mind when times are difficult and express your gratitude for their loyalty to you.

Is your mother criticizing the vices of your husband? Adopt your husband’s position and intervene to let them know you love them both. Did the spouse upset with a coworker? She needs to tell you about it, and you need to support her. Express your rage on her behalf and tell her that she deserves better.

Appreciate Their Hard Work

You already do that when they handle the bigger issues, but what about the smaller gestures they make? In the same way that they prepare your favorite soup when you’re ill or walk the dog when you’ve worked late shifts at the office? If you do that, you’ve taken the first step toward learning how to show someone you care.

Increase Physical Contact

Not sex or kisses, please. I mean physical contact that isn’t sexual in nature – like hugging, holding hands, side hugs, sleeping on their lap, etc. The level of emotional and physical intimacy between you two will rise as a result.