We say it before we end our phone call... We write them in our daily letters… We end our daily conversations with her before going to bed… There is no doubt that the word "I love you" is the most popular phrase around the world, and the world's population says it millions of times a day.
The phrase "I love you" is a way of expressing our intimate relationships with others, but it is used in a very common way, which makes it lose its true and intended meaning very often.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have found that the feeling of love is not associated with simply saying or hearing the phrase "I love you" but rather the feeling often comes from small actions that affect us. A recent study also showed that behavioral expressions surpass verbal ones when it comes to communicating this feeling, as the lead researcher of the study, (Zita Oravecz), says that it is possible for people to feel love in simple situations, which happens daily.
Here are some easy and effective ways to say "I love you," without having to say it:
1. Positive Communication
Love can be expressed through fruitful and positive communication. Simple things like listening well and deeply to a partner can be done, because important details often lie in simple things that need only a listening ear, an understanding mind, and a sympathetic heart. And do not forget to share with your partner the news of the day, or share your feelings and thoughts with him.
Studies show that hugs give a feeling of love. Especially, hugs can work on releasing the hormone oxytocin, which is called the love hormone, so it plays a role in the social bonding of couples and strengthens intimacy.
Hugs also help relieve stress, reduce the feeling of stress, a sense of confidence and security, which leads to a strengthening of immunity. Because hugging as a process leads to a decrease in the levels of stress hormones in the body, such as cortisol.
3. Call Loved Ones And Leave Surprising Messages
We often call each other to complete a task, say hello, or ask for help. But, many people think that calling loved ones for no particular reason, to check on them or just hear their voice, makes them feel loved and cared for.
4. Help With Daily Tasks
There are simple things that make the people who surround us, feel loved, such as helping them with their daily tasks. For example, you can help them with washing dishes, cleaning the House, arranging clothes, or shopping...
5. Spending time together
love can be expressed by spending time with a partner and enjoying your time together. Activities can be carried out such as:
- Going to the cinema
- Picnics in the fresh air
- Playing sports
6. Make Small and Personal gifts
Gifts may also become popular, as is the phrase "I love you" But, not if you specially design them or add a personal or funny touch to them. One study found that cooking and serving food is a form of affection while sharing food is considered an indicator of love. Cooking for others can also be a nice gesture, leading to happiness and increasing the feeling of love.
In general, love can be expressed through actions in different forms and ways, and the way should be chosen that suits the partner and the relationship that brings you together. And all these actions must be sincere and from the heart, to succeed in effectively expressing love. This is the most important condition for the success of what you will do to notify your lover of your love for him.