Every love relationship becomes more open and vulnerable over time, and because of this comfort level, we might tend to say things that are more harsh than something we might say to a total stranger. We might even do it without meaning to. Behaviors might include nagging, arguing, being contrarian to their ideas, or contradicting them in front of others. That can be true, even if we really care for them deeply. These things can wear down a relationship like water flowing over the ground. Eventually, that water will cut a groove that grows into a chasm separating us from each other.

So, how can we fill in that canyon, build a bridge across it, and reconnect with our partner? We can start by building them up instead of wearing them down.

Doing these 5 things Will Show Your Partner That You Truly Do Care


1. Accept Them For Who They Are

The first thing you can do is stop thinking you can improve or fix them. They don’t need fixing. If they decide to change or better themselves, you can certainly support them, but it is not up to you to make them who you wish them to be. Love them without conditions or stipulations. Give to them without strings attached or expectations of repayment. That is not how it works. Accept them for who and what they are, warts and all. The most important thing is to tell them you love and accept them as they are. Remind them every day how much you care for them and express gratitude for them being in your life.

Overlook their faults and focus instead on their strengths and positive attributes. If you enter into a relationship thinking that the other person is a fixer-upper and you can change them, then you have already started breaking the relationship. That attitude is toxic and will lead to frustration and resentment when your partner continues being who they are instead of who you wish they were.

2. Compliment Often and Sincerely

Compliment them every single day. Tell them how beautiful they are and how much you enjoy spending time with them. Pay attention to them and notice little things like their new shirt or haircut. Everyone likes to be noticed and complimented on their appearance or intelligence. Let them know, verbally, how much they mean to you.

Verbalizing your affection is an excellent way to reinforce your feelings. Additionally, your openness reveals your vulnerability and suggest you want a deeper connection.

3. Show Interest In The Things They Care About

The universe does not revolve around you. Your partner likes things, too, which may differ from what you like. If you always have to have your way, see the movie you want to see, eat at the restaurant you want to eat at or visit the place you want for a vacation, it gets old for the other person. Try doing the things they want to do, seeing the places they want to see, or asking about things they are interested in. Everyone likes to receive attention and enjoys talking about exciting things. Do things together even if you aren’t that into whatever they enjoy. They will enjoy sharing it with you, and you might even like it.

4. Be Patient With Them

If you ask your partner for help doing something, but it is not an emergency, don’t go back five minutes later and start griping about why they haven’t started yet. Give them time to get things done. They may need to do something with a higher priority or is time-sensitive. Let them get it done within the schedule they have to work with. If it is a legitimate emergency or time-sensitive, make sure they know it before you start flipping out. They won’t know if you don’t tell them. Nagging them every five minutes will not get it done any faster. Let them handle it and tell them you are confident they can do it.

5. Be Thankful For What They Do

No one likes an ingrate. Be grateful for them and everything they do for you. Let them know you are grateful as well. Tell them how much you appreciate what they do and how hard they work to provide for or care for the family. Be genuinely grateful and give them more than a quick “Hey thanks,” you might toss a total stranger for holding the door for you.


Final Thoughts on Why You Should Show Your Love That You Care

In the intricate dance of life, where emotions and connections intertwine, showing your love how much you care becomes the rhythm that keeps the bond strong. It’s not just a matter of making grand gestures. Instead, the daily acts of understanding, patience, and genuine affection. In a world brimming with fleeting moments, these consistent expressions of love create an enduring melody, reminding us that to love is to feel and demonstrate your affection actively.