How to Let a Man Know That You Care

Show your man that he is the one you love.Show your man that he is the one you love.

When you care about a man, it may seem that this devotion is obvious; however, unless you take strides to let him know how you feel, he may be ignorant of the depth of your feelings. To ensure that your relationship doesn't suffer simply because the guy in your life isn't aware of how much you care for him, put effort into making your devotion obvious. There are a number of options you can try that can potentially increase the length of, and improve the health of, your relationship.

Express your emotions verbally. When you are in love, don't keep it in. Instead, tell your guy how you feel. Verbally declare your love often, making it clear to the man in question that you truly care about him and making him feel special and loved, something everyone likes to feel.

Touch him tenderly. When you sit down with your guy to watch TV or take a seat next to him at a restaurant or movie theater, don't feel the need to keep to your side of the sofa, table or chair. Instead, give him a foot rub, place your hand on his, or run your hand up and down his arm. These seemingly inconsequential touches can serve a reminder to your man that you are truly into him.

Make time for him. While you don't want to give up all of your independence just because you have found a man you like, it is wise to reallocate some of your time to spending time with him. If you constantly seem too busy to spend time with him, he will not feel that he is important to you or that you care about him deeply.

Give him tokens of your love. Don't let your guy be the one buying all the gifts. Instead, get him some small things that indicate just how much you love him. Buy him a book that is set in a place you have been together, a briefcase to celebrate his new promotion or a picture frame to house an image of you and him together. These small -- and often inexpensive -- gifts make it clear to your guy that you are thinking about him often.

Express interest in the things he likes. Maintaining a successful relationship requires some give and take. This means that, even if his hobbies aren't the ones you would select, you should put some effort into developing an appreciation of them. If he is a huge football fan, for example, throw a Super Bowl party and join him in watching this game that, while perhaps not important to you, is of interest to him.

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Erin Schreiner is a freelance writer and teacher who holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been actively freelancing since 2008. Schreiner previously worked for a London-based freelance firm. Her work appears on eHow, and RedEnvelope. She currently teaches writing to middle school students in Ohio and works on her writing craft regularly.

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