Guys can be difficult to love. I get it—I’m a guy and I can’t imagine what my wife goes through to try and love me. For the most part, we don’t like to share our emotions, which I imagine makes it difficult to figure out how to love us and show us that you care.
If you struggle with knowing how to best show your man that you care and that you love him, here are 5 things you can do for him every day:
Change your words of affirmation to words of admiration
Men love to be encouraged and supported, but sometimes it can come across as a bit childish. Most of us have been hearing “keep going” or that we’re “doing a great job” since we were boys. As we’ve become men, what we really desire is to make you proud. We hope to earn your respect and admiration. Find opportunities every day to tell your guy that you’re proud of him and that you love and respect who he chooses to be as a man and as your partner.
Remind him that you’re with him, no matter what
This world can be tough sometimes. We’ve all experienced it. As your man goes out to face the world each day, be intentional in reminding him that no matter what, you’ve got his back. He needs to be reassured that your love doesn’t depend on how he provides or performs. Remind him often that your love is, has been, and always will be there—unconditionally.
Engage with him physically
Trust me: the first time he saw you, the first thing that ran through his mind was how physically gorgeous you are and how sexually attracted he was to you. It’s just the truth. Give him that physical connection every day. It certainly won’t always be sex that you’re able to give, but some sort of physical connection, like holding hands, grabbing his arm, or kissing him goodnight, will energize him and keep that feeling of romance and attraction alive.
Wish him a great day
Not every day will be a great day. In fact, some days can be pretty crappy. But the mind is a powerful tool when encouraged in a positive way. Wishing him a great day will always get his day off on the right foot. If you don’t see him before you each start your day, set yourself a reminder to send him a quick text instead.
Tell him you missed him
Quality time in your relationship or marriage is so important. It’s something your guy hopes for each and every day, but it’s just not always possible. When you’ve had long days apart, tell him that you missed him. Letting him know this can be a great emotional substitute when quality time is lacking.
Guys, what are some other things you’d love for your boo to do? Let us know in the comments!