Nothing says I love you quite like showing your wife that you notice and appreciate the little things she does. Even if you think she should know how much you care about her, it never hurts to tell her every once in a while—and these 10 Little Gestures That Show Your Wife You Care will help you out!
1) Open doors
Opening doors for your wife shows you have the respect and regard for her. Many women love this attention to chivalry, even if they don’t always say so. It doesn’t take much time out of your day to hold the door open for her as she enters a building or cars and stops it from closing behind her. It shows that you are attentive and care about what she needs.
2) Dress up for her
Dressing up for your wife is a small way to show her that you care. It doesn’t have to be every day, but it’s worth it on special occasions or when she just needs to know you care about her. Sometimes when she’s had a tough day and isn’t in the mood, this can make all the difference in world.
3) Be punctual
It may be a cliche, but one of the simplest ways to show your wife you care is by being punctual. If you tell her that you’re going to meet her at 6pm and you show up at 6:01, she won’t just be upset about the half-hour of lost time, she’ll also feel that you don’t respect her enough to arrive on time. And if it’s date night? Those minutes can turn into hours pretty quickly.
4) Don’t give advice, especially unsolicited advice
It’s difficult to know how to show someone you care. We try to do small gestures because we feel awkward doing anything bigger. Taking the time to know your wife and find out what she needs from you is what matters most. It doesn’t matter if you miss every little detail of this list, but following through on the things that matter most will speak volumes about how much you care for her. Every gesture on this list is something big when done with intent and love behind it.
5) Offer to help with the chores
What can a husband do to make his wife feel like she’s the most important person in the world? You might be surprised by some of these little gestures that show her that you care.
6) Give compliments, no matter how big or small
1. Be considerate of her mood and make efforts to show you understand the situation before jumping into a conversation or asking questions. Try to make her feel like she’s not alone by acknowledging what she might be going through. This can be done by saying something like, How are you doing? or I’m sorry you’re having a hard time right now.
2. Send her a handwritten note or an email just to say hello, letting her know that you’re thinking about her.
7) Say I love you often
I know it can be tough to find the words, but it’s one of the most important things you can do for your wife. And those four little words will help you show her in other ways. Make sure to say them often–and when you do, be specific about what you love about her and how much she means to you. It will make a big difference in how she feels.
8) Make her laugh
Always be mindful of what she’s talking about, and what she might be thinking. When you have the option to help her out with a heavy lifting task, consider helping even if it is inconvenient. Get up on a ladder and change that light bulb for her! Offer her your coat when it starts to rain outside. Come up behind her in the kitchen and give her a long hug.
10) Compliment her efforts
You look so gorgeous today, I can’t believe you manage to do everything on your own! And don’t even get me started on how much time you spend preparing dinner – thank you for working so hard and being so thoughtful. I just want to give you a big hug right now.
9) If she cooks, clean up
Sometimes when a woman cooks, she may want her husband to clean up. When you do, it shows that you’re more than willing to take care of your wife and show her how much you appreciate all she does for the family. It’s also a good way to make sure dishes are done at the end of the night!