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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Ways to Show Your Love

Updated on August 13, 2013
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Debbie is a licensed counselor in the state of Arkansas. She lived in Venezuela and worked with a local orphanage there for many years.

20 Ways to Show You Care

Life is about relationships and caring for special people. Sometimes we assume that those people know that we love them, but there may be times when they need to see love in action. Even saying "I love you" frequently doesn't speak as loudly as your actions can.

Here are a few ways that you can express love to that special person in your life, be it your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend:

-Leave a note on their pillow or in their car telling him how much you care.

-Put everything down and listen to them. Ask questions to show that you're listening and want to know more.

-Do one of the household chores that he/she dislikes.

-Prepare your loved one's lunch box for work with special treats included.

-Rub her back or feet when she comes home tired.

-Buy her/him a gift certificate for their favorite store or restaurant.

-Send a text message to him/her daily telling them how much they mean to you.

-Speak highly of your spouse to his family and your family.

-Bring him/her breakfast in bed once in a while.

-Prepare her favorite meal.

-Mend his socks or do that home repair that is pending.

-Invite your spouse to a picnic and pack his favorite foods.

-Bring her a cup of her favorite tea with a cookie on the side (my husband won me over with this one).

-Share a cartoon or joke with your spouse and make him laugh.

-Organize his closet and clothes drawers.

-Fill the bathtub or jacuzzi, add bubbles and light some candles, and give her some time to relax and unwind.

-Offer to run a few errands for your spouse so he/she will have more time for fun things.

-Take your spouse on a date once a week-it doesn't have to involve spending money and could be something as simple as a walk at the park.

-Buy your spouse a new blouse or shirt, or nice warm socks in the winter.

-Lastly, don't forget to say "I love you".

These things can go a long way in nurturing your relationship and I'm sure that you will think of even more ways to show your love.

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      tattuwurn 4 years ago

      Thank you for these little tips you shared. :)

      These may be "ordinary" acts but if you do them with love, then it makes a big difference :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank you Prasetio! I'm honored that you read this Hub and found it inspiring. Now it's my turn to read your Hubs and learn from you.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub with great tips from you. Thanks for writing and share with us. Now, I would never hard to say "I love you". Voted up

      Prasetio

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank YOU Steph for stopping by.

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you for a lovely hub with great ideas.

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Audrey, thank you for your kind comments. It's nice to meet someone who shares similar values and views. I look forward to reading your Hubs!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Debbie - These are marvelous suggestions that can help many relationships. We think alike. I wrote the same hub 2 years ago and it did very well. I enjoyed reading your lovely profile. What a good person you are. The world is better because of you. :) ~ Audrey aka vocalcoach

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank you Janelle! We all too often take for granted that our loved one really feels loved. I like the book "The 5 Love Languages" because it teaches us how to speak our partner's love language, so that he/she truly feels loved in a way that really makes sense.

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      Janellegems 4 years ago from United States

      Wonderful thoughtful suggestions of showing love to that special person. Yes, definitely we need to put our words of love to action at times. Great hub.

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank you! I'm glad you found these suggestions helpful and I look forward to learning from you through your Hubs!

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Great hub with wonderful suggestions for keeping passion and romance alive. Actions like these, done for no special occasion or reason, go a long way in maintaining a healthy, loving, long term relationship.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

      BTW: I also thought the lovebird picture is beautiful.

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Wow, very good choice of topic i must say! A great read, thoroughly enjoyed it! :) Glad to follow you!

      Take care :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thanks! There are so many more...maybe a future Hub.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Debbie, a lovely list of suggestions to make our loved ones feel special!

      Thank you Debbie, voted up

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      You're quite welcome, Bill! We get busy and forget that what really matters the most are the people that we love. Let us never forget to let them know daily that we treasure them!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a beautiful reminder of love...thank you for this, Debbie!

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Innerspin, I bet you treasured that letter from your husband and I imagine he treasures those love notes from you. So little effort it takes and the payoffs are huge. It's probably one of the best investments around.

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      innerspin 5 years ago from uk

      Heart-warming suggestion, it's so true that little actions are important. One time my hubby wrote a beautiful letter, which brought tears to my eyes. I pop the odd little note in his briefcase. It's cool to show appreciation of your loved one. Thanks for the hub.

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Very true, Pamela-anne! And most of these things only take a few minutes and don't cost a thing!

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      Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Some of your suggestions sound wonderful; we tend to forget to show our loved ones how much we love them and as we all know actions speak louder than words!