My best advice is simple - talk. Talk and learn about each other as much as you can. Learn about differences between men and women, learn how to say things that the other half would understand. The fact we love each other so deeply and feel like we were one, doesn't mean we actually are.
We see the world through different lenses and we need a lot of honest and open communication before we can try to see the world through our partner's lenses.
Also explore the meaning behind words, things like success, freedom or respect may mean something completely different to each of you, so don't assume it's the same what you think - find out what is it for your partner.
Showing your love - some people want words, other want deeds or gestures - show your love in a way your partner wants, not you.