Sometimes, even if you do love your partner endlessly, you still struggle with finding the right words to express your feelings and gratitude towards him. Allowing yourself to pour out your heart in front of him and saying lovable and sweet things to him will help strengthen your bond with your husband.
We all know that communication is the key to healthy relationships. If you feel like the flame of your marriage is burning out, one thing you should definitely focus on is if you two are expressive enough of your feelings or not.
A lot of times, you can avoid rocky roads in your relationship by just using your words. So…
Let your husband know that:
- You love him from the bottom of your heart
- You’re proud of him
- He’s an inspiration to you and your kids
- Marrying him was perhaps the best decision of your life
- You appreciate and acknowledge the efforts he puts into your relationship
- He’s constantly in your prayers
- You want to stay beside him all your life
- Home is a better place with him
You can use our ideas, or come up with your own, however, your goal should be seeing a big fat smile stretch across your husband’s face when you do so.
“I cherish your presence in my life and appreciate whatever you go through for us.”
Everyone loves to hear that their presence is celebrated and wanted. Your husband might be going through obstacles and might have struggles that you are not even aware of.
He might still be putting on a happy face and a smile in front of you to keep you and your family going.
There must be many sacrifices that he makes to give you a better lifestyle, so a little appreciation and validity from your side might help build up his confidence to do greater things in life for you and your family.
“You inspire me to be a better person.”
Let him know of all the positive impact that he has on your life. Express how he is a motivation for you to be a better human being, how he pushes you to perform good at your job, how seeing him be a prefect son to his parents and a perfect father to your kids encourages you to take on all roles of your life and perform them with just as much responsibility and integrity as he does.
Men love to hear that they have turned your life around and how much you have learnt from them.
Even brag a little if you have to, just to boost his spirits and assure him that he brings out the best in you.
“You should know that I am so proud of you.”
If your husband is working hard, make sure you tell him how proud you are of him even if he is actually not able to achieve his targets and goals. A simple sentence like ‘I’m so proud of you’ or ‘You make me shine with pride’ will make him feel remarkable.
We live in the time and age where often dreams and desires are left unfulfilled. We feel worthless when we cannot provide for our families the way the people around us do because naturally we want to bring everything right at their feet. Consider the fact that your husband may also be going through the same turmoil even if he’s not telling you about it.
Constantly keep telling him that you’re proud of him and how hard he works and how he has taken up the role of the family head in the best way ever. It’s human nature that appreciation drives us to do better. And the same goes for your husband. If you appreciate his efforts, he’ll be motivated to put in even more.
Make sure you stand right beside your better half and provide him with all sorts of support within your power to build a healthy home environment.
“You are the perfect role model for our kids.”
There is no better feeling in the world than knowing that your children look up to you as their hero and role model. Tell your partner that he is not only the best husband in the world, but also a remarkable father.
Make sure that he knows that his kids appreciate and adore him for whatever sacrifices he makes for the family. And also let him know that they learn from all the hard work that he puts in just for the sake of family.
Let him know that even if he is not available all the time to look after the kids, whatever time he spends with them the kids not only value it, but it has also helped in family bonding and bringing all of them close to each other.
“You are the best decision of my life.”
Seeing you take on so many new responsibilities and roles might lead him to believe that you were happier without him in your single life. Assure him that you do not regret marrying him for even a single second. Tell him that marrying him is the best thing that happened to you and you can’t imagine your life any other way.
Make sure he knows that you stand firm on your decision and have no remorse over it. Things might become a bit edgy and tough at times. Still, giving up on him and your relationship and going back to your carefree life will still never sound like a better option to you. There is absolutely no way that you can imagine your life without him anymore.
“You can always tell me if you need more space.”
Although constantly being around the man that you love sounds magical, sometimes giving your partner some time alone with his thoughts may actually prevent you two from getting into a big fight. Tell him that you respect his privacy and his space and you will be totally fine with it if he wishes to even spend some time apart.
This way, he will only respect you more that you care enough to worry about his well being and mental health. To prevent your relationship from getting toxic, it’s better that both of you take healthy space from each other and spend some time alone to ponder over your actions and thoughts.
“Let’s take a break from our jobs and go out on a date.”
Remember the dates you two used to enjoy when you were just dating and how fun and exciting they used to be? Even though you both have grown up and are expected to act more maturely now, it’s healthy to let go of your responsibilities once in a while and have a weekend planned for just the two of you so you both could relax your minds and refresh your relationship too.
Your dates don’t necessarily have to be very extravagant and you don’t have to put in all your efforts into planning and executing something flawless for your better half, especially if you have time and money constraints. Just go for something that you know you both enjoy doing as a couple together. It could be anything from a movie night on the couch to a romantic weekend getaway. The world is yours in this regard.
“I’m so glad you’re home”
When he is finally home after a long and tiring day, make sure you don’t just go up to him complaining about how tough your day has been, make him feel at home and shower him with your love and comfort.
There’s nothing better than coming home and actually feeling like you’re home.
Tell him that you are happy that he is finally there with you and can spend time with you and the kids now. You can also share how much you missed him all day and how you wish he could work from home only so can always be around you. Make him feel like he comes home to a loving, caring and respectful wife so that he is compelled to stick around the house for longer.
“I made your favorite food.”
Nothing cheers people up like having their favorite dish after working hard all day. When you cook his favorite food, surprise him by dressing up for him and setting up a candle light romantic dinner so that the food makes both his stomach and heart filled with joy.
Just don’t go around complaining how much hard work you put in to cook for him, since you have done all this for him at least let him appreciate and enjoy the meal. You can even add some bonus by making his favorite dessert alongside so he will appreciate you even more.
“I love your sense of dressing”
You may think that men are not that into appearances and they might not go after compliments that revolve around their clothing. It is, however, human nature that people love to be appreciated and praised. If you see your husband putting in extra effort into dressing up nicely, do not demotivate him.
Tell him you love how he presents himself and dresses up. If you love one of his shirts or pants, share it with him so that he can wear it more often, especially on date nights with you.
“You have always been there for me.”
These words will be a reflection of how you appreciate and adore him for always being around whenever you need him. It will portray and assure that he has always taken a stance for you. It will even motivate him to help you and be on your side at all times in the future too, since he will realize how thankful you are for his presence.
This will also boost his confidence and self esteem that he has been a good husband to you. Also, express how he has helped you get out of some of the darkest phases of your life by just being around and how much of a positive impact his existence has had in your life.
“I pray for you.”
Nothing compares to the feeling of finding out that someone has been secretly requesting God to ensure your safety and well being. If you really do care about him that much and if he is an integral component of all your prayers, then he is surely a lucky man.
Sharing it with him will make him realize that every success and accomplishments that come his way, you have a hidden role to play in it since you prayed to God to grant him with all those blessings.
“You have grown so much and for good.”
Telling your hubby that even if it may not have been smooth, you acknowledge his transition from a loving boyfriend to a spectacular husband to perhaps an all rounder father.
It’s important to let him know that you notice everything that he does for you and that you have been looking closely at how he has grown into the man he is over time.
Listening to a unique compliment like this will not only put a smile on his face, but also make him proud of himself because he’ll realize that if someone else has noticed his growth, then he must’ve actually grown a lot.
“I appreciate that your attention is undivided for home”
Whether it was him doing the dishes after dinner, or making you breakfast in bed on a Sunday, or taking the kids out to let you breathe, let him know that such efforts make you fall in love with him more and more.
“Your hard work shows”
When your better half comes home late from work after overtime or spends the weekend working too, instead of being furious at him, admit that his hard work gives a fruit because you and the kids feel protected and cared for all the time.
Tell him that you never even have to think about repressing your needs due to financial constraints because of how hard he works to ensure financial stability for the household.
“I wish to grow old with you.”
Idealizing your man is great, however telling him that he’s the perfect man in every way will just brighten his day by tons.
Expressing to him that you want to grow old with him will unlock a different sense of reliance and love in his heart for you. He’ll be proud of the fact that he has proven to be a good husband because you wish to spend the rest of your life as his wife.
“There’s nothing that we can’t do together.”
From getting your first place together to starting a family of your own, each and every step of adult life may seem harder than the last. And in all its difficulty, it is very common to lose trust in yourself and get demotivated.
To avoid such a situation, keep assuring your man that you have great belief in your relationship and know that the bond that you share is enough to break any shackles of life.
“Waking up next to you is a blessing.”
Okay, perhaps the sweetest compliment ever. It is surely going to make your man smile ear to ear when you tell him that waking up next to him is the best part of your day and you don’t consider it any less than a blessing.
Love: multiplied by folds.
Your husband’s heart: swollen with joy.
“I love you.”
Last but not the least,, even though it may sound as such an obvious thing that you would definitely say to your partner; sometimes, we lose the habit of expressing our feelings and love for our significant other. Since we are always surrounded by each other we think that saying I love you is needless as the other person is already aware of it.
However, whatever country, timezone, age it is, these 3 words will never lose their worth and charm, no matter how often you say them and how typical they may sound. It will make him feel that you are grateful to have him and are not ashamed or afraid to hide your feelings about him. These words will portray that you are still as crazy after him as you used to be when you two started dating and that the spark is still there.
Sometimes, you may feel like you are the only one putting in time and effort into your relationship. You may even not feel obliged to say any lovable things to him since he simply does not have the time to reciprocate the same affection for you.
Irrespective of what he does or does not say, if you continue expressing your true feelings and lovable thoughts for him you are definitely going to get its rewards in terms of a healthy and prosperous marriage that will act as foot steps for your kids to follow.
Hence, follow our advice and continue respecting and caring for your husband to take some pressure off him and make him feel worthy of your love.
Just be yourself and give healthy criticism
Surely, there must be a thousand annoying habits of his that you just want him to get rid of. But, continuously lecturing him about it and telling him to be a better version of himself will bring your relationship no good and you might just end up frustrating him all the time. Remember, you are in his life as his loving wife, not to boss him around or to try and baby sit him.
Acknowledge and appreciate his personality, tell him that you adore him just the way he is and you couldn’t have asked for a better life partner. Tell him that you take pride in him and his traits that make him so unique and capable of your love. There must be, of course, some charming qualities of him that made you fall for him in the first place. Focus on how he can be himself around you, that he is the best version of himself and he does not need to pretend to be someone that you won’t even recognize.
When you are praising him on one hand, make sure that you give your views and criticism on his qualities and traits that you do not approve of. Make sure your tone is polite and encouraging when you criticize any behavior of his.
Say things like ‘If you could work on your XYZ habit, it will only make my love for you grow’ or ‘I will respect you even more if you can give up your XYZ habit for our better future together.’ This way he will not get frustrated that you are just trying to boss him around. Your love, concern and encouragement might actually force him to be a better person.
It may sometimes feel like saying a bunch of random words to your significant other is no great ordeal, however, it is actually shocking how much loving words from the one you love your wellbeing. A casual “I love you” or a heartfelt “I’m so proud of the person you’ve become” can help elevate your husband’s mood and boost his confidence and determination, which means that he’ll ultimately do even more and more for his family.
Not only such things strengthen the bond between a couple, but they also help to create a healthy home environment, especially when you have kids around so they never feel like marriage is something that consists of fights and quarrels, but instead is a nurturing and cherishable bond of love between two people.