Take the cues...
My boyfriend isn’t perfect, but neither am I and somehow, we manage to have a good relationship. He makes my life better and I think I add a touch of wonderful to his.
Most of the time we get along well and we rarely fight. When we do fight, it can get intense and will usually take a few days (yes, we go to bed mad) until we feel okay about things.
We’ve been together for over a decade and the one thing that is constant is how we make sure the other person knows they’re loved.
We show that we love each other all the time, not just on birthdays, holidays and Valentine’s Day Making sure that we both feel loved and cared for is an on-going process and is vital to our relationship.
He’ll do things like buy me salmon (even though if it were up to him there would be no seafood in our house whatsoever), give me flowers, and he reads my stuff — even the zodiac pieces (though I think he’s only reading the Aquarius stuff to see what’s based on him).
Although these gestures of love may vary in size and flashiness, they all still make me feel loved and cared for, and I hope that he knows when I make sure his bathroom is well stocked with toilet paper that that’s my way of looking out for him.
It’s not that we spend every waking moment with each other; we do lots of things solo, and even some of the things we do for each other, we do alone. It’s that we think about and do thoughtful things for each other.
Does every caring action and/or thought get acknowledged? No. I’m sure there are a ton of things we’ve both done that go completely under the radar, and that’s kind of good as well. If you do something without expecting praise or appreciation in return, I think that makes it a purer action.
If you’re in the dark about what your partner may be doing to make you feel love, here’s how men show love, based on his zodiac sign.
He makes sure to include you on all of his adventures. This may not sound like much but he's a person who easily could go off by himself hiking or take off on a spontaneous trip to Bali, but he always remembers to invite you. He wants you to know that nothing is as good as when you're there with him, and seeing the fun you have playing touch football or doing karaoke makes it so much better.
He knows how much you need to be surrounded by beauty and how much you enjoy the comforts of home, so he often brings you flowers, scented candles, and art for the walls for no reason. When he hears of a show that you'd enjoy, he waits to watch it until you can do it together and he never jumps ahead and watches episodes without you.
He pays close attention to what you say and listens intently, but that doesn't mean he doesn't add anything to the conversation; on the contrary, he's an excellent talker. He's open about his past and he easily shares with you stories from his life. He's a masterful storyteller and he keeps you fascinated and enthralled.
He lets you know he's there for you by how he grabs your hand, pulls you close, or puts his hand on the small of your back. He wants to have a physical and emotional connection to you as much as possible. He thinks nothing of public displays of affection because he wants the world to know how close the two of you are.
He spoils you with the most appropriate and thoughtful gifts. Sometimes he goes traditional with gifts such as chocolate, jewelry, or perfume; other times he might give you a piece of art that you noticed when you went to a gallery opening. You may not know that you wanted or needed the gift but when he gives it to you, you wonder how you got by without it.
He's like the handyman of your heart because he fixes everything. If your computer breaks, he fixes it; if your car won't start, he'll get it towed; if you're estranged from your family, he'll do whatever he can to bring you back together because he knows how you hurt without them in your life.
He knows that you respond very well to compliments, so he makes sure to praise you daily. You always look good to him and he seems forever enchanted by your wit, brilliance, and beauty. What makes it even better is that he's being 100 percent sincere; he's not just saying those things to make you feel good, he truly believes them.
He treats your body like a wonderland and he's all about trying new things he thinks you'll like. Your orgasm is his number one priority, even above his own pleasure. He wants your body to sing with satisfaction and for you to feel as if every part of you has been touched and loved.
He makes you feel loved because not only does he make sure you have a smile on your face, but he keeps you laughing when things get difficult. He's also your best audience and thinks you're brilliant and funny, and he brags about your creativity and spirit all the time.
You know that you're loved by the way he helps you to plan for the future. You know you're included in his future and that makes you feel secure, but he also makes sure that your finances are in good order. He encourages you to go after your dream career and supports your decisions, even when they may not make sense to other people.
You know that you're loved by how he accepts you completely. When you're feeling like a freak or just completely different than everybody else on the planet, he makes you see how your unique qualities will benefit you in the long run. He gets you and works to make sure that you know you're wonderful and were put on earth to do amazing things.
He's proven himself trustworthy to you and you know that you're loved in the way he supports and respects you. If you need to go off and create, he gives you space and then when you return, he's blown away by what you've achieved. He's in awe of your talents, creativity, and ability to bring beauty to the world.