How Do You SHOW your LOVE for your MATE or FAMILY MEMBER??

United States
March 21, 2007 5:53am CST
We all have ways of showing our love, for myself words without action or worthless and I would much rather be shown love than someone saying it. So how do you show your love towards your mate or a family member. Myself, I show my love through cooking, either making a special meal for a loved one or baking a cake for a friend or cooking for my children. p.s. Everyone is rated a + and I always mark Best Response on my discussions
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I do a lot of things to express my love for my hubby, I cook his favourite foods time and again, give him gifts out of the blue for no specific reason and I write poems for him. Till now I've written atleast 12 poems all for him:) When it comes to my parents and brother, since they are far away I tend to make their birthdays and anniversaries special. Last year was my parents 25th wedding anniversary, and I was far away from them, I planned a surprise party for them from here with the help of my brother. That's the least I could do to show how much I love and care for them.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
That sounds so nice what you did for your parents, you are a very good child to them. Thanks for contributing
• Singapore
21 Mar 07
A hug? Or some nice words when necessary? Or perhaps buying things for them when there is no special occasion?
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• United States
21 Mar 07
How nice for the thoughts, thanks for contributing
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@mykykko (424)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
i usually buy things for them which i know they will love it.a hug will also do.i bring them to the mall most of the time we call it "bonding".we also have friendship day!that's every friday after school or after my work
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
21 Mar 07
If My husband is Sad or worried about something I will give him a hug, I think that makes him feel better. I will do the same for My Kids.
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@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I do things for people. Give them rides if they need them (like my friend who's car was stolen last month.) I try to help them in any way I can with in my ablities. You don't want me to cook for ya! Tho my new job has me cooking 2 meals a day for the person I'm working for & I've only burned one peice of garlic toast.
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• India
22 Mar 07
by giving gifts n talking.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
That is very sweet of you, thanks for responding
@waynet (2650)
22 Mar 07
I do a dance while covered in peanut butter and say the word babe, babe!! it is the best form of art as far as love is concerned try it and join my mental ward!
• United States
22 Mar 07
How cute ~ thanks for responding
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@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I have always believed actions speak louder than words but I love it any time I talk to my 4 year old grandson, in person or on the phone, he always says "I love you Grandma" and it just sends tingles through my heart - he says it without being prompted at all. p.s. I hope you don't mean that about "everyone is rated a +" - does that include cheaters and spammers? If so, I may just start responding to your discussions with "I don't know", I'll just copy and paste it.. Just kidding, there is no way I would be that lazy or cheap, plus I enjoy talking your eyes off :)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Thanks for contributing byfaithonly, well I am hoping no one will spam me, but if they, YES, I would report them, but in the same regard I do want everyone to know that I do rate all my discussions and always mark best response.
@meljessxena (2316)
• Australia
22 Mar 07
well when its my partner i show my love by cooking, hugs and kisses and spending some time with him. when its for others i like cooking usually a cake or something. when with my best friend, as i dont see her much anymore, when i visit her we shout each other a drink and have ice creams and go shopping and sometimes lunch
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@luckly888 (175)
• China
22 Mar 07
I don't show my love in words,and i often do it through a warm hug,a smile, cooking for them and so on.
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Well..to a mate it varies. I'm usually very affectionate so I'll sneak kisses, brush up against them (though not obviously)..and I usually do give them gifts. Whether they're things I make or buy -- not ALOT, just every now and again. Other times I'll compliment them, or defend them. For family I'll cook, help out, or overall be nice (though I'm polite to virtually everyone, minus the few sarcastic remarks, I'm not NICE to just anyone).
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• India
22 Mar 07
Express your love in different ways to different persons.For old persons satisfy their essential requirements(basic things required for old age peoples),for Brother/sisiters/children satisfy what they want,for your spouse just hug and kiss her atleast once in a hour.try it, you will feel it
@NatureBoy (493)
• Singapore
22 Mar 07
Words are good, but I think that the best way of showing is actually to be more considerate of them. Whenever you think some decisions are going to affect them, make sure you put yourself in their shoes and think it through also. Being able to think for the person and of course discussing issues together, will bring the relationship closer. Think of decision making and discussions on the whole, like a family, considering everyone involved. That's the best way to let someone know that he/she is always in your thoughts. That's what showing love to me is all about.
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• Philippines
22 Mar 07
I'm not that expressive.Although oftentimes, I really wanted to show them how much I care, yet i feel hesitant. i always think that they might reject me. I really am afraid of rejection..I don't remember any instance of greeting my parents on their special days (birthdays, mother's/father's day, etc)...can you please help me how will I overcome this fear? Life is short, I might not have the chance to show them how much I love and care for them. thank you..
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@cutepenguin (6447)
• Canada
22 Mar 07
well, we try to do thoughtful things for each other. Cooking nice meals, baking treats, doing each other's chores, finding nice presents, making each other things - you're right. Actions speak much louder than words.
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• India
22 Mar 07
Showing love towards the person who you need them most in your life, is pretty much different from what you see in the movies. Reality is that there is no particular stinct to show that you love them instead you try and make them happy by every means. There could be times when they don't even know that you love them, though you do. That's life.
• United States
21 Mar 07
cooking, backrubs, making little cards or notes, etc. my girls love it when i make cookies with them...my son loves it when i 'dance' with him(he stands on my feet and holds my hands). my husband loves to use my lap as a pillow to watch movies. you can't forget the words though - they are just as important as your actions.
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@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
21 Mar 07
I always tell my loved ones i love them before we leave apart, before my husband goes off to work or to the store, before we go to bed, all that, but i also bake him little things and make him the most enjoyable meals every night. I also get little things for him that he likes, or like last night, i got him tickets to a hockey game a while back, and so we went last night, it was great, and i could see how happy he was, how much he loved it. I make sure that everyone i love knows it, if it's by a small peck on the cheek or a hug, the meals i cook, little things i'll by or just telling them i love them, they will always know, and that doesn't just go for people, my pets also will always know i love them.
@bethack52 (407)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I like to do stupid, surprise like things, you know a card, note, make something, buy a small gift, sometimes i play pranks, not bad ones but cute little ones :)
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• Hong Kong
22 Mar 07
I think love does not need any sedulously demonstration but complete trust.