My husband found an easy, effective way to show his love for me; it melts my heart every time!
It’s the first on my list of romance tips – they work for sweethearts who want to say “I love you” to new boyfriends or girlfriends, or for spouses who’ve been married for years.
Before the tips, a quip:
“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you,” says poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.”
An easy way to show your love is to write the above quotation on a piece of paper, and slip it into your spouse’s pocket, purse, lunch, or briefcase. Just a little bit of poetry and a note to say “I love you” can work magic in the romance department! For more love advice, click 1001 Ways to Be Romantic: Now Completely Revised and More Romantic Than Ever. And, read on for more easy, effective ways to show your love….
Romance Tips – Easy Ways to Show Your Love
E-mail your spouse photos of your last vacation together. Every month or so, my husband sends me a different photo of me and him on vacation, and I love it! The photos remind me of our travels – Italy, Israel, Turkey, Austria – and show me that he’s thinking of me when he’s at work. It’s easy and effective way to say “I love you”; just paste or upload a photo in the body of an e-mail, say a few words about the trip or what you love about your partner, and hit “send.” Voila! For more tips on being a great husband to your wife, read How to Be a Good Husband.
Remember Rumi’s “Let there be spaces in your togetherness.” It’s important and healthy to have your own life, separate from your boyfriend or girlfriend. Give your partner space to pursue his or her own interests, and take that time to do what you love. For instance, I volunteer at our local library every Saturday afternoon, in part to give my husband time to be home alone. That’s one way I show my love, by giving space and room to breathe.
Ask questions about the “little” things. The more connected women feel to their men, the more loving and intimate they’ll be. One romance tip to increase intimacy is to ask about your girlfriend or wife’s day – but take it a step further! Follow up on something specific that’s been happening in her office or job, or with her health. Ask how her mom is doing, or how her new exercise routine is going. Be curious about the little things in her (or his) life.
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I'm glad you're here! My name is Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen; my husband Bruce and I live in Vancouver, BC with our critters. We can't have kids, and are learning to accept whatever life brings - both good and bad. I have an MSW (Master of Social Work) from UBC, and degrees in Education and Psychology. I hope you say hello below - I can't give relationship advice, but writing can bring you clarity and insight.