With young kids, a career and never-ending housework, it can be hard to find time for our husbands. Sometimes, all we can do is squeeze in a quick hug or kiss before we leave for work.
When we’re busy, it’s easy to put our relationships on the back burner. But that’s not good for either of you! A better solution is to find small ways to make your partner feel special, even when you don’t have time.
A good man deserves to feel loved and appreciated, regardless of a woman’s busy schedule. No matter how busy our lives get, there are always small ways that we can make our husbands feel special and loved.
With a little creativity, we can make him feel special even when we have no time. Here are some small ways to show your husband that you care:
- Compliment him
- Say thank you
- Give him your undivided attention
- Give him time to be alone
- Be supportive
- Do something he loves
- Tell him you miss him
- Get physical
- Cook his favorite food
- Include him in your day
- Insist he takes breaks
- Do him a favor
- Make him breakfast in bed
- Buy him a surprise gift
- Write him a love note
- Plan date night
- Surprise him with a romantic dinner
- To wrap up
Your husband is a valuable part of your life, and you should always show him that you appreciate him. Complimenting your husband will make him feel appreciated and loved.
There are many ways to compliment your husband to show him that you appreciate and love him. Here are 5 things to compliment him on:
- His intelligence or skills.
- His looks or style.
- His personality
- His strengths.
- His excellent lifestyle choices.
Men love being complimented. So go overboard and praise to your heart’s content.
Say thank you
Be very appreciative of the little things he does for you and your family. Thank him verbally every chance you get and try to find a way to show your appreciation. Even if it’s something small like making your morning coffee or letting you sleep in for 5 minutes, tell him you saw what he did and you’re thankful for it.
Saying thank you shows that you appreciate him. And when someone feels appreciated, they do more to get more thanks. Win-win!
Give him your undivided attention
There are few things in life more special than when your husband gets your full and total attention. When you give him your undivided attention, it makes him feel like the most important person in the world. This boosts his confidence and makes him feel loved. When you focus all of your energy on him, he knows that he can always count on you.
Make time for each other and really focus on spending quality time together. The more time you spend together, the stronger your relationship will be.
One way to do this is by turning off our phones and laptops and giving each other our full attention. This can be tough in today’s world, but it’s worth it!
Give him time to be alone
Ever wondered why your husband needs to poop so often? It’s because that’s the only room in the house he can be alone in without being disturbed. Men get sensory overload a lot quicker than women do and need time to zone out.
If he needs some time alone, let him have it. He may need to recharge after a long day of work. If that’s the case, sometimes the best thing you can do is give him a “day away”. This means letting him take some time for himself without you and the kids.
Men need a safe haven to come home to after a long day battling the world. Listen attentively when he is telling you about his day. Even if you can clearly see that he was wrong or could have handled something better, hold your judgement. There’s plenty of that out there in the cold world.
Your husband isn’t telling you about his day so you can try to fix it. He just needs a listening ear and your unwavering support. When he’s done, give him a hug and tell him you love him.
Do something he loves
You know how your husband tries to plan activities he thinks you and the kids will like? Every weekend is filled with family fun and the like. But deep down, if he could choose, he would be doing something entirely different.
For a change, plan a day out filled with activities that your husband loves to do instead.
Tell him you miss him
If you’re missing your husband, try telling him. Express your love through words to make him feel loved and appreciated.
Send digital messages of love and appreciation. A quick text message or email can go a long way! You can even share a memory you shared together.
Physical intimacy is one of the most important aspects of a marital relationship. When both spouses are physically intimate with each other, it shows that they value and appreciate each other.
Some reasons why being physical with your husband can make him feel special:
- It shows that you care about him and want to be close to him.
- It can help relieve stress and tension.
- It can also create an emotional connection between you and your husband.
Most men feel love through touch. The key to strengthening your relationship is to be physical with your husband on a regular basis. Doing things like hugging, touching, and kissing can make him feel special and appreciated. Make time for physical intimacy, even if it’s just a few minutes each day.
Cook his favorite food
Cooking your husband’s favorite food can be a way to show him how much you care. Not only will he love the meal, but he’ll also feel special because you took the time to cook it just for him.
Whether it’s a simple dish or something more involved – it’s sure to touch his heart. Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced one, Something as simple as preparing a dinner that he loves can mean the world to him.
Include him in your day
Husbands sometimes spend all their time working to provide for the family and make sure you’re all taken care of. This means they miss a lot of their kids’ daily lives and many of the special moments.
If you’re at home with the kids while he’s at work, send him photos of the kids and your activities throughout the day so he feels included.
Insist he takes breaks
Encourage him to take breaks when he needs them. Relaxation isn’t lazy – it’s essential for well-being! In fact, insist he takes some time out because he’s worked so hard. It will make a nice change from having you tell him to do this chore and that.
Do him a favor
Do something he needs but doesn’t have time for. If your partner is always working, take the trash out one day. Or wash the car for him. Doing something for your husband without expecting anything in return can make him feel really special.
Make him breakfast in bed
Once kids arrive, no one ever gets to sleep in anymore. Breakfast in bed? In your dreams. That’s why making him breakfast in bed can be so special.
Making your husband breakfast in bed not only shows that you care about him, but it can also make him feel like a king. By starting his day with your love, he’ll be more motivated to continue doing his best for you and the family.
Buy him a surprise gift
Do something special just for him, without any reason or occasion. Surprise him with a gift. To make the gift extra special, it should be something he mentioned in conversation or something he has always wanted but was too cheap to buy. This shows him that you were paying attention when he was talking.
Write him a love note
It’s no secret that men love getting special love notes from their spouses. Even if they don’t say it out loud, writing a heartfelt note expressing your love for your husband can make him feel very special.
If you’re not sure what to write, start by thinking about what makes your husband unique and special to you. Write down some of the things that you love about him and why they matter to you.
Here’s an example:
Thank you for always being there for me, no matter what. Thank you for always putting your needs last and always being a great partner. I appreciate everything you do for me and I appreciate how special you make me feel.
Plan date night
There are few things in life that can make a man feel as special as spending time with his wife. Showing your husband that you care about him and want to spend time with him is one way to ensure that he feels appreciated. Whether it’s taking him on a romantic date, cooking together, or just spending time talking, bringing your husband on a surprise date night will make him feel like the center of your universe.
Surprise him with a romantic dinner
If you want to go the extra mile, take your husband out for an expensive meal at a fancy restaurant. This can show your husband that you’re taking the time to do something special for him. Plus, there is no need to cook and no washing up is required.
To wrap up
These are just a few ideas, but don’t place any limits on what you can do to show your husband how much you care about him. Doing an act of love for your partner deepens emotional intimacy and helps to build the bond between you.
Even if you are time-poor, remember smaller gestures often matter more than the big ones. Don’t stress if you can’t do everything on this list. Just pick one thing a day and put all your effort into making it special. The key is to think outside the box and come up with something unique that shows how much you care.
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