Love is a beautiful thing. It can bring people together, it can teach us patience and kindness, and it can help us to grow as individuals. But sometimes, love doesn’t come easy especially when you spend day after day together. We all have moments where we feel like giving up on our marriage or relationship because of the difficulties that arise along the way. When you’re feeling overwhelmed after a long day of work or after maintaining your parental duties solo for the hundredth time, it can be tough to summon up the energy to love your spouse in a way that feels authentic.
While it might take some extra effort, taking the time to wholeheartedly love your spouse is one of the most important duties you have in your relationship to keep your connection strong and thriving. But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to show your spouse how much you care, even when you’re feeling low on love.
One of the best ways to show your wife that you love her is to communicate how you feel whether those emotions are positive or negative. This doesn’t mean just telling her what’s on your mind but also listening attentively when she speaks and being clear about your plans or expectations.
For example, if you’re feeling overwhelmed after a busy day of work, it’s essential to let your spouse know so that they can plan fewer events or take on some extra housework to help you relax. On the contrary, if you want to make plans for the weekend, let your wife know ahead of time so she can prepare and get excited instead of springing it on her last minute. In both situations, taking the time to communicate will keep each partner happy.
While it’s easy to bottle everything inside or keep your thoughts to yourself, it creates a barrier in your relationship that makes it difficult for your wife to support you in the way she wants or that you need. So instead, try to be emotionally present with her and let her know that you’re wanting to investin open communication to strengthen your relationship.
It’s easy to let the romance die out after years of being together, especially as your responsibilities increase at work or with your children. But it’s important to remember that this is one of the key ingredients in a healthy and lasting relationship.
There are lots of different ways to keep the spark alive, whether that means going on regular dates, sending flowers for no reason, leaving a sweet note, or simply cuddling up together on the couch. Remember that it should be tailored to what your partner finds romantic, so this may look different for each couple.
While you don’t have to focus on romance every second of the day, you’ll want to make sure to do something at least once a week to build and maintain your romantic connection.
Whether it’s cooking dinner, doing the dishes, or changing a diaper without being asked – your wife will notice if you’re making an effort to show that you care by taking care of the little things. A big part of feeling loved comes from feeling appreciated and knocking off some items on her to-do list or adding a little special something to make her mundane day a little bit more interesting.
Don’t forget about these small gestures- they are just as important as the more significant actions because they demonstrate how much love is still there even when times get tough. Plus, it shows you took the time and initiative to do something nice without her asking, which really makes an impact.
One of the best ways to show your husband that you love him is by supporting his work. Whether this means cheering him on at a conference, listening patiently when he raves about an experience with one of his clients, or simply being proud and supportive in general – it’s essential for us to remember our spouse while they’re working hard.
Don’t take it for granted that your husband is working hard to support you and your children, even if you have a good career too and are bringing home a good wage. Try to show him just how much you appreciate what he does both at home and outside of the house!
Everyone deserves to feel loved and showered with affection from their partner. While not everyone is the same in how they express love, most men crave affection from their partners. So take the time to find an intentional way to show your husband that he’s loved every day by showing love in his favorite ways.
Whether that’s holding hands, giving hugs and kisses throughout the day, or just touching each other in passing – showing affection is an integral part of any relationship. You’ll find that it makes both of you feel happier and more connected.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget about our own personal development. However, taking the time to make an effort to better yourself as a wife and partner is important because it sets the example for your husband that you’re trying hard and want to improve together.
Take this opportunity to focus on things that you’ve been wanting to work on, whether that’s taking a new class, working out, eating better, or simply trying out a new hobby. When you work on yourself, you tend to be your best self. This, in turn, allows you to spend more time loving and building a connection with your husband.
While it may seem challenging to love your spouse in all the ways they need, it’s important to remember that small actions can go a long way. By focusing on the suggestions we’ve listed above, or adapting them to fit your partner’s needs and wants – you’ll be well on your way to a happy and lasting relationship.
What if my wife disregards my attempts to love her?
Sometimes when your spouse is not engaging withyour attempts to show love it can be a sign that there is built up resentment in your marriage. Your wife has a great memory, (like an elephant they say) and often the way you have hurt each other in the past will require some deeper communication to get through. Undealt with pain can hinder the intimacy in your marriage. Investing in a trained therapist is a wise decision that can help eliminate past hurt in your marriage and allow you to build a strong healthy relationship again.
What if I don’t feel like loving my husband?
Your feelings matter! They are important indicators that something is wrong. But I know that if I let my feelings dictate everything that I do, I would be 10kg heavier, be a chocoholic and be very unmotivated. Making a choice to do the things that you know is right for your marriage, despite how you feel, is the kind of choice that will change your marriage. It doesn’t feel good, but over time your feelings will catch up with your good choices and begin to impact your relationship.
My marriage seems hard. Will it ever get better?
There are many different seasons in a marriage. Some seasons can feel a lot like when you first met your partner. You feel like you are on a cloud and it’s easy to love your spouse. Other seasons are full of stress and busyness and loving each other can be more of a challenge. It’s important to remember that love is an action word. It’s something we choose to do, and by choosing wisely, your marriage will be impacted positively.
Nobody knows what a life of marriage will entail. We all have different journeys that carry with it the capacity to win together.
Marriage takes effort. It’s not a 50/50 deal, it requires 100% from both of you.
You won’t appreciate the good seasons until you have learnt to stand together and not give up in the difficult seasons. Something beautiful is built in your marriage when you fight through the hard times and come out the other side together.
My husband won’t change, and that makes him very difficult to love. What should I do?
Unfortunately, there is only one person that we have the capacity to change. That is us!Focusing on changing yourself will bring the best results in your marriage. As you change,it will inspire your husband to do likewise.
Challenge yourself to focus on your own personal growth for 30 days. Remove criticism and contempt from your marriage and focus on everything good about your husband. Make sure you encourage them too.
I guarantee that loving your husband will become a whole lot easier as you take your focus off your husband and work on improving you