Expression is something that does not come easy to a lot of us! Not everyone is as expressive as you would expect them to be. Hence, as a result, a lot of people struggle in their relationships. It leads to a lot of misunderstanding and confusion.
I personally am a very expressive person. By that, I mean, If I am sad, happy, in love, in pain, you would know it. It’s literally written on my face or the way I am behaving. But on the other hand, my husband is not very expressive. I have to literally use my sixth sense to understand if he is sad or happy.
A lot of people may disagree with this thought and say, why do we always have to say things? Well, of course not! you don’t always have to say things, there are other ways to express as well. The problem is not expressing at all! I wrote an article sometime back on How to Express Yourself.
If you struggle with not being able to express love to someone you absolutely adore, I have few tips inline for you!
Disclaimer: these ideas are based on my personal experiences in life and can be used to express love to anyone, your parents, your partners, your children, your siblings, your friends !!
Plan a Surprise!
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Well, let’s accept it, we all love an amazing surprise , specially when it is coming from someone you love.
You can surprise your loved ones with anything you think they would like or that will make them feel special. For example a surprise birthday party, or a surprise trip, or may be just a simple dinner at home.
Make them feel that you took out some time to plan and execute something.
Spend Some Quality Time Together
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Nothing more special then your loved ones giving you some quality time!
When you take out time for someone that itself means and shows how much you care about that person. So, take out some time and spend it together. Quality time can always do wonders! It will strengthen your bond and relationship.
Do Something The Other Person Likes
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There could be some things your loved one always wanted to do but could not, probably because it is not in the common interest. It happens in almost every relationship, it is called adjustment.
First step, try to find out what is that your special someone likes a lot, but never gets a chance to do it. Next, plan to do that together.
For example, if your loved one loves watching movies, you can arrange a movie night and watch it together for once, so that they feel special!
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In our busy life and daily routine, we somewhere forget to appreciate that special someone. Ask yourself, when was the last time you said thank you to your parents? When was the last time you appreciated your partner for being there for you?
I know, we forget, sometimes we even feel it is not important. Well guess what? It is important! It means a lot when someone appreciates you for your effort. Just like how you love it when your boss appreciates you at work. Similarly, when you just say, “Thank you mom for preparing food for me” or “Thank you love for always being there” or “you look amazing”, it means a lot!
So appreciate people in your life and make them feel loved and important.
Small Tip: Next time your partner gets ready for some event, don’t forget to tell them how amazing they look!
Just Say It!
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Now all the other ways are not literally saying anything, but doing stuff to make the other person feel special. However, if you are someone who likes to speak up, then nothing better!
Saying out loud that you love someone or how special they are for you is the direct and best way of communicating your love, respect and care for someone. So, make sure you let that special one know that you love them. There is no harm in calling up your partner or your children or your parents and just saying, “I love you!” or “I miss you!”. Do not shy away.
If you don’t really like to talk one on one, you can maybe write a letter. I know it is a lost art, but still, you can do that. Letters are so effective and emotional way of expression. This shows you took out time and wrote something special. It could even be a birthday or anniversary card.
Hope this post was helpful in some way. :)Thanks a lot for taking out time and reading this article.
Please let me know your feedback in the comments below. I would love to know if you could relate to any of the points above or if you have any other ways in which we can express love towards someone?
Till next time, stay safe! Take care!