I found a list of 101 things to do to tell your husband you love him (and yes guys, many of these work for the ladies too!) but I think I am going to post my favorite top 10. Obviously some of these are not possible if he is deployed, but keep them in mind for when he comes home!
Written by “BlessedMommy” from Hub:
- DON’T COMPLAIN Don’t complain about your standard of living or whine about the things that you don’t have. If your husband is doing his best to provide for you, make the best with what you have. If you complain, this makes him feel that he is not a good provider, and this is a great blow to his self esteem.
- CHERISH THE SMALL THINGS Concentrate on the way he walks, the way he talks, his smile, or the way he says your name. These are really more important than you think, and no one can do it quite like him.
- DON’T PUSH THE BUDGET It is important to learn to live within your means. If you can’t afford certain things, don’t buy them. Financial stress is very hard on marriages.
- HAVE YOUR PHOTO MADE TOGETHER You may have done this when you were dating, but why not now? Get a current shot to place on the bedroom dresser or the desk at work.
- DON’T COMPARE HIM Don’t EVER, EVER compare your husband to another man - not even your father. Your husband is his own person and unique in his own ways. Love him for it.
- TALK IN CODE Pick a code word for something that only the two of you know the meaning for and say it openly in public. You’ll have your own inside joke. This will help keep you close.
- FLIRT WITH HIM Just because you’ve snagged him, don’t stop flirting! Wink at him, squeeze his muscles and, WHOOOO, or now that your married, it’s not at all out of line to be a little bolder in your purpose.
- EAT AN ICE CREAM CONE TOGETHER Buy one, large cone, and eat it together at the same time. You may miss the cone, and touch his lips, which will even be sweeter!
- KIDNAP HIM Plan a special evening, make all the arrangements, then show up at his job just as he gets off work. Tell him to get in the car and no questions. (Make sure you smile, so he don’t get alarmed). Whisk him away for a fun-filled evening, then return to get his car later.
- DON’T GO TO BED MAD Although you’ve probably heard this one for years, and it may have been your grandmother’s first marriage advice to you, it is still true. Going to bed hurt or angry keeps feelings under the surface. When you wake up you don’t want to continue the argument, so you you hold in your frustrations and they begin to mount. It’s best to talk everything out, and fall asleep in each other’s arms.
- RESIST THE URGE TO SNOOP Don’t sneak around and check up on your husband, if you want to know something, ask him to his face.