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Expressing your love and affection for someone isn't always an easy thing to do. Some people have no trouble wearing their heart on their sleeve all the time. Others have a more difficult time telling people that they love and appreciate them. However, you don't always have to put your love into words.
Try some of these techniques to show someone that you love them.
Sometimes it's the tiny things that can make all the difference. Showing someone how much you care for them doesn't have to involve huge gestures. There are so many small opportunities you can take throughout the day. For example, you can bring them coffee in the morning or have their cereal ready when they come downstairs. You could give them some tissues when they're ill or take the trash out when it's their turn. They might not seem like a big deal, but lots of tiny gestures can add up and are sure to be appreciated.
Be There for Them
Listening is a skill that a lot of people lack. Some people pretend to listen, but they're not really paying attention. If you want to show someone that you're there for them, active listening is important. You need to take in what they're saying and know when it's the right time to offer comfort or advice. Different situations call for different reactions. Sometimes the person you love might just want a shoulder to cry on. And sometimes they might be looking for advice and support. If you're not sure, you can always just ask. Make it clear what your role is as the listener so that you can fulfil it.
If you struggle to find the right words to express yourself, you can always use someone else's. There are thousands of ways that authors, poets and everyday people have expressed the sentiments that you want to reveal. You can look for quotes, poems and speeches that you wish to share with the person you love. For example, on CuteQuotez.com you can search for romantic, flirty or even sad quotes to share with people. You could share them on social media, print them out or write them on a card. Perhaps you could even use them to create some artwork with the quote incorporated.
Get Them a Gift
Everyone enjoys receiving a gift, whether it's large or small. It doesn't have to be a special occasion, and you don't have to buy them anything huge. It could be anything from their favorite chocolate bar to a handmade present. What's important is that you're thinking of them, and showing them that they've been on your mind.
Cook Them a Meal
There's something about home cooked food that can charm almost anyone. Just like making someone a gift, you have to put thought and effort into cooking for them. If you want to make someone something to eat, you don't need to be a whizz in the kitchen. Even the most hopeless of cooks can make something simple. You could make them breakfast in bed or bring them an epic sandwich to eat at lunchtime. People have expressed their love through food for hundreds of years and will continue to do so.
Let Go of Disagreements
Sometimes the best way to show someone you love them is to learn to forgive and forget. It can be very tempting to hold onto a grudge, but letting go of one can feel much better. Forgiving someone for something that has made you upset or angry is one of the best ways you can show that you love them. It's also a good idea to sometimes let them have their own way on small matters. Just make sure the relationship is balanced and you get your way sometimes too. We are different so we we won’t always agree on everything. Learning to compromise, adapt, and agree to disagree is important for relationships.
Do Something They Enjoy
The things the people you love like doing aren't always what you enjoy. But spending time with them to do the things they love is a great way of showing you can be there for them. You might not like playing video games, watching French movies or going to their football games. But they will love that you're prepared to do it for them so that you can spend time together.
You don't need to be good with words to show someone you love them. Find ways to do it with gestures and they can have more meaning.