Around here we’re suckers for building lasting relationships and healthy marriages. One of the reasons, probably the biggest reason, I am a wedding photographer is because I believe in marriage and what it stands for. I believe in the whole one person to be your person for the rest of your lives. And because I believe in that, I believe in post like this one today that can help strengthen relationships. So today we’re sharing 5 simple ways to say ‘I love you’ without saying the actual words
Leave a little note
Remember back in high school and Jr. High when you would pass notes back and forth between your friends and crushes? Oh man those were the days. The way you would get butterflies seeing a note written by someone you liked. Well I still get those notes and those butterflies. One thing Greg has done our entire relationship is left random notes for me to find. My favorites were the ones he would leave on my car before we were married. Heading out the door only to see a heart shaped paper on my windshield always made my heart pound a little faster. And always made me feel loved.
Leave a random note for your partner to find. A post-it on their coffee cup in the morning. A long note about the future you hope for each other on their windshield. Even a little joke written on the shower wall. This is something that is so simple to do, but can make a huge difference in someone’s day!
Want a bonus tip, mail them a love letter. Everyone loves getting mail, and this is sure to make them smile.
Do a task they hate doing!
I HATE doing dishes, but I LOVE a clean sink. So one thing Greg does every night (even after cooking) is the dishes. I appreciate that small gesture so much and it is one of those things that shows me that he appreciates me. During that time, I get to work on the business, or even just relax. Taking care of this chore is a huge relief for me and it is one that shows me he cares.
Buy them a snack
Next time you are at a gas station or convenience store, buy them a snack. Nothing says “I love you” more than walking out the door with their favorite candy bar or trail mix. Oh, and even if we say we don’t want anything, I 100% guarantee we do.
Brew the coffee for them
One of the first things I do in the morning is reach for a cup of coffee or green tea. The mornings where Greg brings a coffee or tea to me in the mornings fills me with so much joy. It’s a simple act that shows me he is thinking of me when he wakes up and thinking about my needs.
Plan time to connect device free.
Greg and I are HORRIBLE at this. Our phones are basically attached to us, and we’re probably not alone. Two things we have done that have allowed us to chat more and focus on each other, rather than what’s happening on facebook/Instagram is to charge our phones away from the bed, and put them in the other room during dinner and family time. Now, we’d be lying if we said we never have our phones, but we make sure that each night has dedicated no phone time.
By putting the phone down, you’re letting your partner know they are important and thus you love them.
Don’t binge watch your favorite show without them… or if you do, at least start it over so they don’t know. 😉
Love is not a feeling and emotion that happens over night. Love is something that builds up over time and is an accumulation of little things that when all added up, equal a big thing.
Theresa Bridget is a wedding and anniversary photographer serving Colorado, Southern California, and beyond. We provide a luxurious full service experience while creating joyful and timeless images that celebrate the joy of marriage.