Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate how much you care for a person. Whether you like expressing yourself through words, kind gestures, or gifts, here are a few ideas to help you tell your loved one how you feel. Say it!
Take some time to think about what you value most about your loved one, what makes them important to you, and what they bring to your life. If you feel comfortable telling them aloud, let them know how much they mean to you over a nice meal or on a long, meandering walk together. If the thought of saying it out loud makes you nervous, a nice card or beautifully-written letter can be just as wonderful a gift. Plus, your loved one will have a concrete memento of the moment. If you're not great with words, gestures go a long way in helping your partner feel loved and cared for. Help them out with a difficult project or task, whether it is schoolwork or chores around the house. Show interest in their hobbies and encourage them to be fulfilled in their lives. Do kind things for them unprompted, like bringing them a treat to work.
Give a gift! This kind of gesture can be really important to some people, and less important to others. In general, giving a gift should be considered supplemental to expressing your love with words or kind gestures. Take care in choosing your gift, and think about what kind of gift would mean the most to your loved one—would they appreciate a meal at a fine restaurant? A piece of jewelry? A photo album of the two of you? Keep in mind the appropriateness of the gift, what occasion you're marking, and your partner's taste.