Learning to recognise how you express love to your partner — and what makes your partner feel loved — can help you communicate your feelings more effectively.
Often, we end up taking each other for granted and allow silence to kill the relationship slowly. However, if dealt with in time, you can fix the situation by following these tips. Ensure that you do not become a statistic or a case study on relationships that fizzled out because the couple did not know how to express their feelings and show their love for each other. Here's what you can do:
Learning to make time for your partner and making them a priority in your life is another way to show how much you care. There are times when our hectic schedules force us to put our personal lives on the back burner. While you can't help doing this sometimes, you should ensure that it does not become a disturbing pattern. This can be detrimental for your relationship and your future together as a couple.
Make'em feel 'gifted'
Some people feel loved and appreciated when they receive gifts, while others don't put too much value on it. Study what your partner likes and go with that. If he or she appreciates gifts a lot, then keep this in mind: The gifts you purchase don't have to be expensive, but they can certainly show that you put thought into them. After all, it's the gesture that counts.
Nothing says I love you more than a tight hug or a kiss. A touch can be soothing, comforting and loving. It could just be the thing your partner may need after a long hard day at work or in the kitchen or at home, keeping the house in order.
Talk, but listen more
Listening to what your partner has to say is the best way for you to understand what they are feeling or experiencing at a particular time. One-way communication often leads to serious problems because only one partner does the talking while the other is listening. It can be frustrating for the latter, as they are forced to bottle up their emotions. Unfortunately, the former is too preoccupied with themselves to pay attention to what the latter has to say. Hence, it's important that you not only talk, but also listen to each other. Effective communication and sharing can help build a strong relationship.