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 Written by Writer’s Corps thành viên Stephanie Perez 

One Love recently launched #LoveBetter, a new campaign aimed at helping us learn more about healthy relationship behaviors & committing khổng lồ being in healthier relationships with the people we love. So, how can you do your part khổng lồ #LoveBetter? Saying the words “I Love sầu You” is definitely important, but only if you’re ready khổng lồ say them out loud. While it’s valuable khổng lồ use your words lớn express your appreciation, there are plenty of ways lớn show your S.O. you care without ever saying a word. As the old cliđậy goes, actions speak louder than words. With this in mind, here are 19 ways to show your S.O. you love sầu them without saying anything.

1. Be an Active Listener

There’s a big difference between hearing và actively listening. For most of us, hearing simply happens. Our ears automatically perceive sầu sound. In contrast, listening is something you consciously choose to vì. In other words, a good listener pays attention with the intention of understanding the other person. This involves not just passively absorbing what the other person is saying but actively participating in the conversation by asking thoughtful questions. Good listeners also pay attention khổng lồ how their S.O. is telling them something. Body language may reveal more about how they are feeling then what they are saying. By being an active sầu listener, you are showing your S.O. that you are really interested in how they feel. This moves us along to our next tip…

2. Ask Your S.O. How They Are Doing

Don’t just ask your S.O. how they are doing, be specific. Ask them about that project they’ve been working on since the start of the year. Ask them about their new boss. This sounds simple enough but we often get so caught up in the routine of a relationship that we forget khổng lồ really connect with our partners. This will show that you care about what is going on in their life.

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3. Don’t Scroll và Talk

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We live in a highly connected world thanks to social truyền thông. While being tuned in is great for your social life online, it’s not always great for your relationship. How many times have sầu you been caught scrolling Instagram instead of chatting up your S.O.? Or checking our tin nhắn while simultaneously holding a conversation.Sometimes it’s good to lớn disconnect and focus on being in the moment. Try setting aside regular time to lớn focus on each other, like having dinner or tackling a project together. This will help your S.O. feel that you find them interesting & that you want khổng lồ be around them.

4. Make Time for Them

You really wanted lớn go play ball with your friends or catch that new art exhibit, but you realize it’s been a couple of weeks since you & your S.O. have spent unique time together. You may feel like your missing out but compromising lớn make time for your S.O. shows them how much you care. Of course, you shouldn’t be expected to spkết thúc all of your time with your S.O. but making an effort lớn include them in your plans is totally worth it. A healthy relationship gives each person room to lớn pursue their interests while also creating time for each other.

5. Hang Out with Their Friends

Your S.O.’s friendships most likely predates your own relationship, so make an effort to get to know them. Making an effort to lớn get lớn know their friends will signal khổng lồ your S.O. that you care about the people they care about và that you want khổng lồ be a part of their world.

6. Sover Them Random Cute Messages

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Sending funny GIFs, dễ thương emojis, or just random sweet messages such as “Thinking of you” or “Hey beautiful, hope you are having a great day” is a dễ thương way lớn show your S.O. they are on your mind.

7. Leave a Love Note

It’s not common to lớn receive sầu handwritten notes since we can now easily và quickly communicate through other avenues. But there is something really thắm thiết about finding a note on your pillow or getting a postcard in the mail. Small gestures like these show that you are thinking of your S.O. & appreciate them enough to write them a thoughtful note.

8. Show Affection in Public

We’re not talking about over-the-top displays of affection here, a nice little h& squeeze or a peck on the cheek is all you need to lớn show your S.O. you care without making the people around you uncomfortable.

9. Be Your S.O.’s Loudest Supporter

Is your S.O. working hard for that promotion? Have they been working on a project that they are passionate about?  Be supportive of their aspirations and encourage them with your words & actions. Do you have a particular skill that could help propel your S.O.’s project forward? Offer to help. Does your S.O. need a sounding board to lớn bounce ideas off of? Well, this is a good time khổng lồ put those active listening skills we talked about earlier khổng lồ good use. By encouraging and supporting your S.O. in their goals you are showing them that you want lớn see them bởi vì well & care about their happiness.

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10. Get Your S.O. Their Favorite Snack 

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Do you know what your S.O.’s favorite snachồng is? Piông chồng it up on your way khổng lồ see them. It is a simple and easy way khổng lồ put a smile on their face. It will also show them you know them like the baông xã of your hvà.

11. Make Your S.O.’s Favorite Dinner (or Breakfast in Bed)

It’s easy to just go out khổng lồ eat together và with so many dining choices it can become something you start doing mechanically. To change things up a bit và do something special for your partner, try preparing their favorite dinner, or making them breakfast in bed. Preparing a special meal for your S.O. will take some effort on your part but that’s ok because that is what makes it special.

If you’re not sure what to make or find the kitchen intimidating, check out these amazing date-night recipes here & breakfast in bed recipes here. Personally, I know my S.O. loves a good steak. When I want lớn make something extra special, I like to prepare a nice Filet Mignon with a mushroom sauce (kiểm tra out the recipe here). 

12. Support Your S.O. Through Tough Times

Follow up on things you know your S.O. is worried about. It can be hard to lớn bring up something that might be weighing you down, so asking about specific situations that you are aware of will help your S.O. open up. And remember, you want to lớn be supportive, not preachy. Simply giving your partner the space to vent without offering advice can go along way. Finding a healthy balance between letting your partner vent & helping them find solutions lớn what’s bothering them can be tricky but a good rule of thumb is to lớn ask your partner if they’re open lớn hearing your advice before you give sầu it.

13. Lighten Their Load

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Does your S.O. hate to vị the dishes? Or walk the dog? Surprise them by doing the task they dislike the most. As long as you don’t feel lượt thích you are expected khổng lồ always vị all of the housework, it’s a nice gesture and is sure khổng lồ make them happy.

15. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Nothing is more toxic to lớn a healthy relationship than resentment. Relinquishing the need khổng lồ have the last word and knowing how to lớn let go of things will help you build a solid foundation for a healthy relationship.

16. Show Appreciation

Do you love how you can always count on your S.O. when you need them? Do you love how they make you laugh at the most inappropriate times? Tell them what you appreciate about them or tell others what you appreciate about your S.O. when you are together in a group. Also, saying thank you goes a long way. Be specific và show your S.O. what you are thankful for, this could even mean thanking them for just being them!

17. Celebrate What Makes Them Unique

All of us want to feel accepted and appreciated, especially by the people we love sầu. Celebrate your S.O.’s little quirks and let them be themselves. By doing this, you create a safe space for your S.O. khổng lồ let their guard down and be their true selves.

18. Be Spontaneous

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Surprise your S.O. with tickets to lớn a game, lớn see their favorite bvà, a special exhibit, or a mini-getaway lớn their favorite destination. Watching their face light up when you surprise them is probably the best gift you can receive sầu & is a fun way khổng lồ show them you love sầu them.

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19. Ask For Advice

Seeking your S.O.’s opinion isn’t really about needing help to lớn make a decision, but more of a gesture lớn show that you value what they have sầu to lớn say & you want them khổng lồ be a part of whatever you are doing.

Do your part to make the world a kinder và more loving place. Learn more about healthy relationships và why we should all #LoveBetter.