Do You Have Any Tips On Communicating Love When Living a Normal, Hectic Life?

Question: The problem isn't Valentine's Day. It's every other day. I really do love my spouse, but with work, the kids and all, life is so hectic, I am not sure that he/she really gets the message during an ordinary day or week. Any tips for how to communicate love?

Answer: One of my friends once told me something that is a valuable tip -- you know, that different people experience love in different ways.

So I think the key to letting your spouse know that you care about them, even in the middle of hectic lives, is really think about what it is that they like. What's meaningful to them?

So if they're someone who loves gifts, and you're someone who likes to spend time, then they'll feel loved if you give them what they want, which is a gift. And vice versa: If you're someone who loves to give gifts, and they're someone who really wants you to spend special time with them, do what they want. So, people feel loved, even in little ways, if they see that you paid attention to what they actually asked for.



Have more questions on sex, love, relationships or other wellness topics? Visit the OnCall+ Wellness Center to get your answers.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6870041. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6870041. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6870041.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Sex can be good for you in more ways than one.
Yuri_Arcurs/Getty Images
Costica Acsinte Archive/Flickr | Jane Long
PHOTO: A look at the NightOwl app, which is in development at Carnegie Mellons Integrated Innovation Institute.
Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
PHOTO: Chelsea Clinton speaks to children at the Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good Tour on July 25, 2014 in New York City.
Desiree Navarro/Getty images
Lea Michele
Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library