The people we care about are generally aware of our feelings for them, but that doesn't mean they don't need (or deserve) to be reminded of it again and again. Unfortunately, becoming comfortable in any kind of relationship may lead to forgetting to do this on a regular basis.
It is, nevertheless, something worth prioritizing for both friends and family, as well as your significant other.
So, whether you're like me and aren't naturally sensitive, so you have to be inventive in how you express yourself, or you're constantly buzzing with ideas, here are a few ways to show someone you care. I hope they're useful!
6 Ways To Express Your Love For Someone
1. Give them your whole attention.
I believe we have mixed up the concepts of time and quality time. My husband and I have to remind ourselves from time to time that binge-watching the newest season of our favorite program isn't really quality time together.
It's the same with buddies!
I believe that quality is having meaningful conversations with others, sharing new experiences with them, or just going someplace without mobile phones or televisions in the background. When you think about it, it's very uncommon.
2. Even if you're not a fan, do something you know they like.
My spouse and I have a lot in common, yet he has his own set of interests, while I have mine. And, although I believe that having separate hobbies is essential for a relationship, every now and then I offer to do something I know is more his thing.
Why not? I know it means a lot to him when I show an interest in him. In addition, I believe it motivates him to do the same for me, which I always appreciate.
You may, of course, do this with your buddies. If you normally meet for lunch, but your buddy has been pleading with you to join her for a barre class, go for it! The gesture will be very meaningful.
3. Use Their Love Language to Express Your Feelings
Do you know what the book "The 5 Love Languages" is about? It's been around for a while, yet it has the potential to completely transform your love relationship.
It discusses why it's crucial to understand your own and your partner's love languages, as well as how to figure out what they are for both of you.
But, exactly, what is a love language?
It's about how you give and accept love as an individual. According to the book, there are five love languages: affirmation, quality time, giving/receiving presents, acts of service, and physical contact.
It may be a lot simpler to comprehend how to show each other love if you and your spouse know which of these the other values the most. And, believe it or not, you don't always understand your partner's love language (even if you think you do!).
4. Go for a Walk With Each Other
I like phoning a girlfriend (or my mother) I haven't seen in a while and going for a lengthy stroll with them. It's a win-win situation since the discussion flows naturally and we get some exercise.
You may always bring your dog along as well, which is an additional benefit. If you can, choose a trail or route in your area and make it a weekly date.
5. Affectionate Small Moments
Small acts of affection may have a huge effect, even if you or your spouse don't offer or receive love via physical contact. These little gestures build-up, whether it's a simple handshake on a stroll or an offer to provide a massage.
We're all human, after all, and an unexpected show of love (in public or at home, depending on your preference) may go a long way.
6. Gifts that are both simple and meaningful
I like giving little presents through mail to friends and family members who are celebrating something special in their lives, whether it's a new baby, a wedding, or anything else. It's simply a little gesture to let them know I'm thinking about them and offering my best wishes.
Even if you simply send a card, I promise the recipient will be delighted to get a personal message rather than the typical ads and bills. And, hey, it's a whole lot more personal than a text message!
How do you show your loved ones that you care about them? Every connection (friendship or otherwise) has its own peculiarities and methods of doing things, but perhaps this offers you some ideas if you don't know where to begin.