I love you. These three words have largely lost their meaning in today's world because they are so overused. The essence of love has been watered down, and the feelings and emotions associated with the word have been lost. This means the more you tell your partner you love them, the less it means to them, depending on the situation. However, showing them just how much you love them as opposed to just merely telling them, always means a whole lot more. Making your partner feel loved without uttering a single word is a beautiful skill to have in a relationship. Your partner will feel closer to you and fall deeper in love with you every day. But how can you do this? Here are nine ways to make your partner feel loved without saying a thing.
1. Keep your promises
A person who can be trusted to do what they promise to do, and to keep their word, is a person anyone would want to have as a partner. Being reliable and being there for your partner when you promise to be is one way of expressing your love for them. It builds trust, and as we all know, trust is the foundation of all successful relationships.
2. Be the perfect listener
Sometimes we all need someone to listen to us rant and talk about our problems, for example: Offering solutions and attempting to fix us is rarely as important as the simple act of being there, shutting up and listening. Everyone feels more appreciated when their partner lends them a listening ear when they need it. If you want to make your partner feel loved, paying attention to them and listening to them when they talk, without interrupting them, is definitely one way to go.
3. Spend quality time with them
Expressing your love for someone else can be as simple as spending quality time with them, and showing them that you enjoy spending that quality time together. If you are watching a movie together, give the moment your wholehearted attention and avoid constantly checking your phone. Pay attention to your partner when you are with them, and they will love you more for it. Plan a weekly date night, plan nights out, take trips together, and generally try to intentionally create time to be just the two of you, even if you have busy schedules. Try also to make your special quality time together become a regular thing, as it nurtures your relationship just like water to a seedling.
4. Make eye contact with them
The eyes are the windows to the soul, so they say. Don't know who 'they' are, but 'they' are definitely right. Making eye contact with your partner conveys gratitude and passion. Maintain eye contact when talking to them or when they are talking to you. You can also look into their eyes when spending quality time together. When out together with a group of friends, making eye contact with your partner and giving them a little smile can be the perfect way to secretly tell them you love them, and it will definitely make everyone around you jealous!
5. Know their love language
According to science, there are five love languages. Everyone uses a different love language to express how they feel in a relationship. The five love languages are words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. Pay attention to your partner and understand the love language they favor. Once you do so, learn about their love language, how they show affection and how they expect to be shown affection. With this knowledge, you can create a sort of cheat code or hack tool to your partner's heart, and you will be able to make them fall deeper and deeper in love with you without uttering a single word.
6. Be passionate when you kiss
Look into your partner's eyes before locking lips. It strengthens your connection. Do not just peck them without putting much thought into it. When you do decide to kiss your partner, really get into the moment, and your partner will definitely notice that kiss.
7. When with them, be with them
It is easy to take someone for granted, especially if you live with them or see them every day, or spend a lot of time together. In today's world, there are so many distractions, all pulling at your attention. It is increasingly difficult to split your time between the things you love and the people you love. When it comes to your partner, the simple act of being there with them, when you are with them, is a tremendous gesture of love. What do we mean by this? Giving them your 100% attention will make them feel loved. When you are with them, disconnect from all outside distractions, including your phone, and have a normal conversation, actually enjoying their company. This will go a long way in making your partner feel that connection, and they will appreciate you for it.
8. Touch them more
Some people like to be touched. Extended physical touch is an expression of intimacy and trust, of one allowing the other person into their personal space. An affectionate touch or caress lets your partner know that you care about them and that you are comfortable with them. If you are both into it, you can take this a step further and give each other massages. Receiving a massage strengthens relationship bonds and will definitely make your partner feel loved.
9. It's the little things that count
Little random acts of love can express your feelings without you having to utter a single word. Serving your partner breakfast in bed, packing them lunch before they go to work, or sending them a sweet text message in the middle of the day, among others, are little things that you can do for your partner which will have a significant impact on your relationship. Simply giving them a sign that you have been thinking about them, that you are doing this little thing for them to make their lives easier, will make them feel appreciated and cared for.
These are just a few tips, that when put into action, they will definitely make your relationship stronger. Be honest with your partner, and treat them as you would like to be treated. And remember, communication is key. Tell your partner what you want in your relationship, and have them tell you what they want, and you will strengthen the foundations of your love.