Caring about people is all about showing them your love and nurturing healthy relationships and behaviours. Growing old with someone is treating them right and getting the same in return. If you feel like your significant other doesn’t know how much you care about them and what they mean to you, now is the time to show them. You can always say to them that you love them, but there are a lot of other ways for you to show your love and affection as well. Here are some of them!
Listen to them
If the people around you are always there for you, you should do nothing less for them. The first thing that you can always do is be an active listener. This doesn’t mean that you should just hear their words – you should understand them and respect them as well. This is a lot more than just hearing the sound of their voice.
This will help your significant other feel love and cherished and they’ll know that you’re actively participating in the conversation. You could ask a thoughtful question from time to time, to further show them that they’ve got your full attention. While doing all of this, you’ll actually give them your time and there is hardly a more valuable thing than that.
Make time for them
Speaking of time, you should make sure that your significant other knows that he or she is your priority. You should always make time for spending some time together. Of course, spending time with your grandkids would be a perfect way to spend some quality time together, but you should also spend some time alone, just the two of you.
You could, for instance, go for a walk every few days. You could go for ice cream if you want to keep things casual or you could grab go out for dinner once a week and make it a date. All of these things will only strengthen your bond and show your partner that you still love spending time with them.
Make them a dinner
If you and your significant lover share a love for food, then you already know how to make him or her feel loved and appreciated. You could simply cook them dinner. Make sure to prepare all of their favourites and get to cooking.
In fact, you could make dinner together. If you’ve been spending some time apart lately, this could be a great way to get closer. You could get the ingredients and some wine and organize a cute date at home. Make sure to play some romantic music and enjoy the whole experience!
Another great way to show that you care is to surprise your significant other. Is there a place he or she always wanted to see? If so, take them there. You can also invite some friends over and organise a get together in your backyard with some barbecue and beer.
The cutest idea would be to simply get them a gift. You can get something personal that would show them how thoughtful you really are. Make sure to include some adorable gift baskets, as they make every gift much better and more enjoyable. That will show your significant other just how important they are to you.
Write them a letter
Even if it feels too simple, the truth is that the words can be pretty useful when you want to show someone that you care. If saying it is not enough, you can always write it down. Writing a letter to your partner will just make it impossible to not love you even more. They’ll be speechless!
You can put all of your love into a single letter and you can watch your significant other reads it and feel every word you’ve written. You could do this for their birthday or any other significant date in your life, but doing on just out of the blue on an ordinary day will make this even better.
Try something new together
If you and your partner have recently retired, you may feel like there is way too much time on your hands now. However, there is a way for you to use this time in the best way possible. You can always try something new and bring your spouse to these adventures will just show them how much you want them in your life.
This is also a great way to spend your retirement happily without being bored at home just watching the TV for the whole day. Instead, you and your partner could go volunteering in a community nearby or you could start learning a new language together. Make sure to consider your partner’s wishes as well and you’ll have the time of your life!
Finally, having your partner’s back on any occasion will show them that you really love them. Love can get tough and it can get tough often. However, knowing that you’re not alone at these times makes it all bearable. That is what you should always do for your significant other. If your partner has had a difficult period, make sure to be there for him or her.
Tough times can seem like they’re going to last forever and it’s up to you to show your partner that this will come to an end. Love is always important, but we need it the most when we’re suffering. That is why this is the time for you to show your loved one that you’re not going anywhere. Your significant other will recognize your genuine care and this will only bring the two of you even closer than you’ve ever been before.
There are plenty of ways to show someone that you love them. Depending on what your partner loves and what kind of relationship you two have, you could go an extra mile and take your partner to some exotic country or you could simply get them the book of their favourite author!
This guest post was graciously provided by Emma Williams. Emma is a writer based in Sydney, Australia. Blogging is her way of expressing her passion for reading and sharing thoughts with people around the web.