By: Revanche

30 mostly free ways to say I love you

May 25, 2016

I caught this question on Twitter and loved it. Without saying those three words, how do you tell your loved ones that they’re loved?

Bonus points if it’s free!  Well, ok, most of mine are free in the sense they don’t cost money but they cost time and often expertise.

Love: there are so many ways to tell your family and friends you love them. How I tell PiC I love him

  • I finished our tax return.
  • The baby’s down for a nap, hit the gym if you want to.
  • [midday text] Dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes.
  • Save room for dessert!
  • You have fresh bath towels and clean underwear in the drawer.
  • Booked our tickets for Hawaii/vacation for $35 out of pocket!
  • Seamus and I already went on long walks.
  • We’ll go out AFTER you take a nap.
  • Merry Christmas, we own more stock.
  • I bought us an investment property.

How PiC tells me he loves me

  • I’ll walk the dog, just relax. Also, here’s your tea and a couple of biscuits.
  • I’m going to the gym, back in 1.5 hours.
  • Thanks for raising the kid today.
  • I’ve got the baby, go back to sleep.
  • LB and I went to Costco.
  • Did you want to do some writing? We can go for a walk.
  • There’s a cookie for you in that box.
  • Want to go to NY and see Hamilton?
  • Menu planning is not just your job. I can plan too.
  • All the dumplings / sashimi is for you.

How I tell friends I love them

  • Check your mailbox.
  • Check your inbox, I edited that thing for you.
  • Tell me when you’re in town, I’ll take time off.
  • I’ll be over in fifteen minutes to change your bandages.
  • No gluten? No sugar, dairy, meat? No problem.
  • You can have the last brownie.
  • Angry Cat’s ears are clean now. So are Grouchy Dog’s.
  • I still have to work but I’ll come over and work so we can talk.
  • I’m lending you this awesome comic book.
  • Go do your thing, I’ll watch the kids / walk the dog.

:: What are your ways to tell people you love them? Are you a splash-out indulgent sort or is that only for special occasions?

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9 Responses to “30 mostly free ways to say I love you”

  1. Terrific post. Jon is excellent about getting up in the morning to make me coffee even though he’d rather sleep in. He even brings me a cup.
    He also makes sure the maintenance on the house and cars happen.

    Sometimes I’m not sure what I do. I’m a big present buyer. I take Little Bit out for a bit when he needs a break and make sure I pick up the things he likes at the grocery store.
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  2. NZ Muse says:

    My love language is acts of service. So everything from handling the laundry to cleaning the dang car that I drive 1x out of every 1000 times. Also food is love. I’m not a good cook though so I’ll probably nag you to eat and make your lunch for work rather than actually cook for you!

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  4. Athena says:

    I love love languages! My love language is gifts, H’s is touch and I think we have a mutual acts of service. For instance, I cook him dinner and serve him a plate because I want him to be fed. He will take out the garbage so I’m not grouchy. We will both pick up souvenirs if we travel without the other one and we get and give massages and snuggles. It’s a process to find the language but once you understand you are in.

    • Revanche says:

      Yay for having both mutual and separate love languages! I like having a little overlap and a little different, it makes for a nice mix. It’s so worth learning your own and that of the people you care for!

  5. My mother once remarked that my father, who was so unsentimental he was anti-sentimental, never said he loved her in so many words, but that he showed her, in all the things he did.
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    • Revanche says:

      I’m pretty bad at the sentimental romance myself, so I’m really glad that PiC doesn’t take it to mean I don’t love him.

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