“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
Loving your significant other is about more than just being physically intimate. “There are many definitions of love, but my favorite is to describe it as a deep and intense feeling of affection,” says clinical psychologist and author Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D.
While being intimate is a great way to express and show your love to your partner, there are hundreds of different ways to love (without making love!). Here are just some of the ways to show your partner you love them that have nothing to do with making love.
HERE ARE 10 WAYS TO LOVE (WITHOUT MAKING LOVE)
Talking with your partner is a great way to love them. “Communication in relationships, at its core, is about connecting and using your verbal, written and physical skills to fulfill your partner’s needs. If there’s miscommunication, you’ll miss the opportunity to build trust and intimacy, and you’ll both feel frustrated within the relationship,” says entrepreneur and author Tony Robbins.
Keeping the lines of communication open shows them that you trust them and that they can trust you. Every relationship, big or small, is built upon the ability to communicate with one another. That’s why it’s a great way to love.