We often tell our partners that we love them, but how often do we show them? There is an age old saying that actions speak louder than words. This is often true when it comes to expressions of romantic love. After all, think about the five different love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, touch, acts of service, and gifts. Only one of those involves speaking to someone. All of the other love languages have to do with action.
If you often verbally communicate love to your partner but you don’t do anything to express your love, you should consider adding these small, easy actions to your week in order to give your partner love in another way besides simply saying “I love you”.
Everyone loves food. When you are out at the grocery store, grab their favorite snack or drink and surprise them with it. This will be especially appreciated by those whose love language is gifts.
For some people, words of affirmation are extremely important to their self worth and their perception of how their partner sees them. If you tell your partner how and why you value them, it will go a long way.
If your partner’s love language is quality time, there is nothing that they appreciate more than a good old inside joke. It shows that you value your time with them so much that you remember the little things that made both of you laugh.
People who appreciate acts of service will swoon if they come home to a cleaned house. Take a little time to wipe down the counters, sweep the floor, or do the dishes and they will certainly feel your love.
If your partner loves physical touch, they will definitely enjoy a quick, fifteen minute back massage. And who knows, they may even give you one in return!
Remember that there are so many different ways to show love to someone. You can listen to them, watch your favorite show together, not accuse them, and be supportive of them. At the end of the day, love is so much more than a few words, and everyone deserves to know the type of love that manifests itself through action.