Life is short, and there’s no guarantee how long you’ll have with each other. Here’s how to show your love what they mean to you.
Love is amazing. If you are blessed to have a special someone in your life, you should cherish them every day. If you have loved and lost, you know what it means to experience heartbreak. In one of Pink’s songs she says, “We’re not broken, just bent.” I hope that love lost hasn’t broken you—just bent you.
Staying together today is easier said than done. Everywhere you look, another relationship is falling apart, and hearts are broken. Staying together through the good and bad isn’t easy, but it is possible. Relationships are hard work and take hard work to withstand the test of time.
Part of that hard work is showing her how much she means to you. Talk, however, is cheap. The way that you show her is through the actions that you take. It took years for me to learn this in my marriage. I married my love the day after I turned 18, and we have been married for 17 years.
There were many rocky years, and we even separated for a time. I won my love back when my actions proved what my words were saying. Here’s what I did and what you can do to show your love how much she means to you.
Continue to Work on Yourself
Having a healthy relationship starts with your inner work. If you aren’t consistently working on improving yourself, it will positively affect your confidence, energy, and mindset. This in turn will affect how you feel about yourself and your relationship. It starts with beating your self-limiting beliefs and getting honest with yourself.
Whether it’s your weight, your job, your sex life, or any part of your life, continue to make improvements. Continue to educate yourself. Continue to focus on creating lasting habits in your life. Never settle for good enough and don’t give into complacency. Bust your butt every day to make her want you even more.
Put Her Needs First
It’s hard to put someone else’s needs before ours. We aren’t wired that way. I’m not saying that you should be a whipping board, but I am saying you can make a concerted effort to think about her before you think about yourself. It can be the little things or the bigger ones, but show her how much she means by giving her priority.
Choose to Love Her Every Day
Feelings come and go, and can change at a moments notice. Love may start as a feeling but if it’s going to last, it has to become a decision. You have to decide to wake up every day and choose to love her with the actions you take. When you wake up every day and work on yourself and put her first, you’re choosing to love.
If you simply rely on your feelings, your relationship will be over after year one, and the honeymoon phase wears off. Love takes strength, and it takes constant work. To show her what she means to you, choose to love her every day through your words and the actions that grow that love.
Love is a gift. Having that special person in our lives is a joy and privilege. That connection to someone we love can move mountains in our life. Life is short, and we never know how long we have with someone we love. Each moment with that person is precious and should be cherished.
Choose to love every day. Give her priority in your heart and life. Work on being the best version of yourself and beat your self-limiting beliefs. Let your actions be your words as you show her how precious she is. Treat every day like it’s the last and live life to the fullest.
How are you showing your love what she means to you?
Photo: Flickr/ Collin Key