On my radio show recently, we talked about the different ways to say "I love you." It's one of the most important things in a relationship. Anyone can simply say the words "I love you," but it's when someone goes out of the way to actually make you feel loved that you get that warm and fuzzy feeling. For example, I brought up how whenever I take a nap, I can feel my husband, Donnie, putting a blanket over me; it instantly brings a smile to my face and gives me a sense of peace. It doesn't matter how simple something might seem to be; it's guaranteed to make you feel loved when the thought and effort are there.
Here are a couple of ways to show your love:
—Flirt with your partner. Flirting is fun and used to give us those exciting butterflies, so why not do it on a regular basis, no matter how long you've been together?
—Cut your partner some slack. We all have bad days, and we all make mistakes. Being understanding and compassionate can go a long way.
—Always show up when it counts. When someone is upset or needs to vent, giving him or her your full, undivided attention shows that you really do care and want to help.
—Send a midday text or email just letting your partner know you're thinking about him or her.
—Compromise, compromise, compromise — it's your best friend. Everyone wins when you compromise.
—Know when to give someone space. If your partner is in a mood and nothing you say can help, just give him or her a little "me time" and let him or her know you're there when he or she feels like talking.
I'd love to hear your unique ways of showing your love!
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