How to Say “I Love You” Without Actually Saying the Words

Love has its own language to be understood properly—but not everyone speaks the same love language.

According to Dr. Gary Chapman from his book—The Five Love Languages, we all have a particular way of communicating love, they are; words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

Depending on your relationship and how you express your love, there are lots of ways to show how much you love someone, and if you don’t know how to show it, here are some ideas for you;
  • Say thank you—let them know how much you appreciate them.
  • Send them some texts, letting them know that you have them in your thoughts.
  • Ask about their worries and how’s their day going.
  • Take care of them but let them return the favor.
  • Listen to their worries and give your thoughts without making them feel unsupported or cornered.
  • Pay attention to what they mention in their stories, so you can keep up with what’s going on in their lives when you’re not there.
  • Pay attention for things they really need, and surprise them with those things that will make their life easier.
  • Make them a homemade dinner to unwind their long day.
  • Wake up earlier and greet them with simple yet affectionate breakfast.
  • Take the initiative in grabbing their hand when you are walking together.
  • Try out their current hobby, and do it together.
  • Make or buy things that remind you of them.
  • Surprise them with things they like the most.
Showing your affection to your favorite person is not that hard cause all it takes is just some small gestures to let them know that they are loved and appreciated.


Source: Bustle, Chapman, G. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, Northfield Publishing: Chicago; Thoughtcatalog
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim


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