Everyone has their own love language and learning the best way to communicate that you care for your partner will strengthen your relationship and bring you closer together. Some people feel love through physical touch and others enjoy words of affirmation. This list serves as a guide for showing your partner that you care through different expressions of love.
1. Share When You’re Appreciative
It might seem simple, but you’d be surprised how often we go through life without telling the people around us that we appreciate them. There should never be a point in your relationship when you stop saying thank you. Small moments like when they brush a crumb off your face or remind you where your keys are, stop and acknowledge how those modest actions make you feel. Everyone deserves to feel appreciated. While you might know that you are grateful for them, it’s always good to say it out loud.
2. Occasional Breakfast In Bed
Whenever you’re having a sleepover with your partner, make a note to get up a bit earlier than usual and prepare some breakfast in bed. It’s the most important meal of the day for a reason! A good breakfast will boost your energy and lead to a more productive day. Both you and your partner will feel great after enjoying a meal together in the comfort of your bed right at the start of your day.
3. Spontaneous Heartfelt Messages
Spending time away from your partner is a healthy part of every relationship, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be thinking of them all the time! During days spent apart, pick up the phone and send a heartfelt message to your partner to remind them of your love. It will surely put a smile on their face and affirm your feelings towards them. Even something as classic as saying you miss them and hope they are having a good day goes a long way towards showing your partner that you care.
4. Leave Notes On Their Car
Going out of your way to write a cute message and leave it tucked under the windshield of your partner’s car will add some excitement to your relationship. The note can be about anything from possible plans for later or a sweet message about how much you love them. It will quickly become something you’ll both be keeping an eye out for.
5. Actively Listen To What They Are Saying
It’s too easy sometimes to zone out and offer a meaningless “uh-huh” to feign that you are listening. Trust me, that is not going to pass when you are in a relationship. Your partner wants to know that you are hearing what they are saying. It is important to pay attention and express genuine interest in the conversation. The best way to do this is by maintaining eye contact and keeping your focus on them. It is one of the most effortless ways to show that you care and will lead to better communication between you and your partner as your relationship grows.
6. Fill Up Their Water Bottle
Many people communicate their love through acts of service. Filling up your partner’s water bottle requires little effort but will mean so much to them. It shows that you are observant and invested in their well-being. This goes for any beverage that your partner regularly sips on while at home.
7. Buy Something On Their Wishlist
Surely there is something that your partner has expressed interest in buying but just hasn’t found the time or the willpower to secure the purchase. Take it upon yourself to get them that special item that’s been escaping their grasp. The look on their face when the package comes in the mail will be priceless. There’s no pressure to break the bank, just buying something to show that you’re paying attention to their desires is a great expression of love.
8. Watch Their Favorite TV Show
Even if you and your partner have drastically different tastes in television entertainment, you should watch their favorite show. If it’s special to them, it should be special to you too. They will be so excited to finally share in the emotional rollercoaster of character deaths and painful cliffhangers. You can watch it together or surprise them by suddenly knowing all about their favorite show.
9. Tell Them If You’re Going To Be Unavailable
This may seem like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how often people forget to check in with their partner when they are going to be busy. You’ll save yourself from a hoard of missed calls and text messages by putting in the effort to update them on your schedule for the day. At the minimum, let them know what you’re doing and when you expect to be done before diving into work or plans with friends. It will help them feel included and keep them from overthinking when you haven’t responded for hours.
10. Offer To Pamper Them
After a long day of work or being out on the town, your partner will likely want to jump in bed and forgo any type of self-care. This is where you come in. Offer to brush their hair, give them a face mask, and set out some comfy clothes. Any way that you can help them relax as fast as possible will be much appreciated.
11. Plan Parties For Special Occasions
Whether you are celebrating their birthday or a big promotion, take over the party planning and reduce your partner’s stress. The immense joy your partner will experience at the party will be satisfaction enough for all the effort you put in. Nobody should have to plan their own party which makes this another meaningful way to show your partner that you care.
12. Make Them A Mixtape
Mixtapes never should have gone out of style. With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to put together a playlist of sentimental songs to show your partner that you care. Make a list of music you hold close to your heart, like the song that played in the car after your first date and the most recent banger you’ve both been jamming out to. I guarantee they will keep this personal expression of your love on repeat for weeks, if not longer!
13. Play Maid For The Day
It can be hard to keep things clean while balancing work, running errands, and spending time with friends and family. Do an act of kindness for your partner by cleaning up their house or apartment. This meaningful act of service is best done as a surprise. Before they leave for the day, make up an excuse to stay at their place and then get to work as soon as they are gone. It’s up to you how much you want to do, but the look on your partner’s face when they come home to a spotless house will be worth getting your hands dirty.
14. Be Their Personal Chauffeur
On the next friends’ night out, act as your partner’s chauffeur to avoid pricey Ubers and dangerous drunk driving. After you drop them off, head home to enjoy some “me-time”. Your partner will appreciate being able to have fun with their friends knowing that when it’s all over, you’ll be there to get them home safely. Being supportive of your partner’s adventures outside of your relationship is a great way to show that you care.
15. Surprise Them With A Weekend Getaway
Go all out by securing a reservation at the nicest hotel in your partner’s favorite destination and whisk them away from the stresses of daily life. This will be no easy feat but your partner is worth it all. Check-in with their boss about taking time off work and then set a date. You’ll form memories that will last a lifetime and earn some serious relationship points.
Using any number of these ideas in your relationship will show your partner that you care and strengthen the love that you share! Test out your favorite idea today to put a smile on your partner’s face!
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