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12 tiny ways to make your spouse feel loved

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Stacey Feintuch of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 12: Tell him that you think he looks hot, smells yummy, or whatever the case may be. And do so in the moment. Rave about his old T-shirt after he puts it on Saturday morning. As you hug, tell him that you think he smells sexy. Remark that his rear looks good in that pair of jeans he’s wearing around the house Sunday afternoon. 'You serve as your beloved’s best mirror,' says Jim Walkup, Doctorate of Ministry, a licensed marriage counselor who practices in New York City and White Plains, New York. 'Where else will he find a sense of someone appreciating his essence and lifting it up?' Plus, by verbalizing his best qualities, you recommit to what’s great about him and the relationship, says Walkup. 'You’re reminding yourself why you married him in the first place.'

Compliment him

Tell him that you think he looks hot, smells yummy, or whatever the case may be. And do so in the moment. Rave about his old T-shirt after he puts it on Saturday morning. As you hug, tell him that you think he smells sexy. Remark that his rear looks good in that pair of jeans he’s wearing around the house Sunday afternoon. 'You serve as your beloved’s best mirror,' says Jim Walkup, Doctorate of Ministry, a licensed marriage counselor who practices in New York City and White Plains, New York. 'Where else will he find a sense of someone appreciating his essence and lifting it up?' Plus, by verbalizing his best qualities, you recommit to what’s great about him and the relationship, says Walkup. 'You’re reminding yourself why you married him in the first place.'
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