60 {his & her} WAYS to show YOUR LOVE

60 {HIS & HER} WAYS TO SHOW YOUR LOVE 1

IF YOU’RE MARRIED OR IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP, YOU’RE NO STRANGER TO THE PHRASE, “I LOVE YOU.”

You can say those 3 little words to your partner a squillion times, but we all know that it  has to be followed up with action.


Showing love isn’t an exact science. We all speak different love languages, so you may show love in a way that your partner is picking up {and vice versa}. If what you’re doing isn’t working for your relationship, it may be time to change your approach.

Here are 60 ways to show your love {and maybe take your relationship to a new level of awesomeness}:

1. A kiss on the forehead

2. Uninterrupted quality time

3. A note under the pillow

4. Tell him when he looks masculine, sexy, or hot

5. Turn a regular day into an ‘All-About-You’ day just for your love

6. Breakfast served in bed

7. A romantic picnic indoors

8. An unexpected dinner cruise

9. Tell her she’s beautiful

10. Pour on the chivalry {open doors, pull her chair out}

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11. A bubble bath with rose petals and her favourite scented candles

12. Verbalise what your relationship means to you

13. Surprise her with her favourite flowers and chocolates

14. An “I love you because…” list

15. PDA {public displays of affection}

16. Heart shaped pancakes or cookies

17. A walk in the park together {without the iPhone}

18. Hold your beloved a little tighter and longer than usual

19. Do some of his/her chores

20. A handwritten card sprayed with your fave scent

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21. Spoil each other

22. Renew your marriage vows

23. Be first to say “I’m sorry” after an argument

24. Personalise {i.e. engrave} gifts

25. Place an “I love you” flyer under the car’s windshield wiper

26. Send a surprise gift to his/her workplace

27. Support each other’s dreams

28. Run his bath water

29. Give your partner space when needed

30. Put a love note in her purse

31. Hold hands

32. Take showers together and wash each other’s back {or whole body}

33. Look deeply into your lover’s eyes

34. Always kiss goodbye and goodnight

35. Boast about your mate and your relationship to mutual friends

36. Arrange for a babysitter so you can have an unexpected date night

37. Say how much you love each other even if you think it’s known

38. Remember to say thank you {often}

39. Excuse each other’s mistakes

40. Meditate together

41. Sleep in his t-shirt

42. Wash her hair

43. Step outside of traditional gender roles to help each other {Cook dinner for her; take the garbage out for him}

44. Verbally reassure your lover

45. Take photographs as a couple

46. Give up the last piece of food on your plate

47. Listen more intently

48. Flirt with each other

49. Sing your significant other a love song

50. Get up early to help him/her get ready for work

51. Say “I adore you”

52. Watch a chic flick/bloke movie with her/him

53. Ask about each other’s day

54. Initiate affection {hugs, kisses, spooning}

55. Rub his/her feet

56. A handmade gift or card

57. Write a sweet message on a fogged-up mirror so he/she will see it after exiting the shower

58. Cook your partners’ favourite meal

59. Feed each other chocolate covered strawberries

60. Cuddle by the fireplace

Healthy relationships survive because both partners keep trying. They know the secret–that love is a verb. Loving your partner or lover means taking action to help keep love {the feeling} alive and flourishing.

{Source: adapted from Self Improvement Saga / Pic: H&M}


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