The Way Your Partner Displays Affection Reveals What They Value in You

Saying “I Love You” is possibly the easiest way to let somebody know that you care about them, but it isn’t the only way. When it comes to expressing emotions, every individual is different. While some use words, others rely more on actions and gestures. The way your significant other displays affection may not be the same way you do, which can make you anxious about your relationship and make you feel less desired.  has identified 6 ways people display affection for their partners without using words and we’ve deciphered what they mean.

1. They listen to you like your personal diary.

There’s a gap between what I want to do, what I do on camera, and what gets edited. Right? So the goal is to try and close the gaps. What’s the biggest compliment is if I read a review and it’s exactly what I wrote down in my diary before ever filming it. That’s really cool. That’s the biggest signifier of closing the gaps.

More effective than microscopically analyzing your sabotaging behaviors, is nailing down a “keystone” habit — which tightly locks all of your other habits in place. Without the keystone, everything falls apart.

In his book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg describes keystone habits as “small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives.”

The Way Your Partner Displays Affection Reveals What They Value in You

If your partner is ready to listen to you and comfort you on both your sad and happy days, they are not only a great listener but this also suggests that they value trust in your relationship. By allowing you to vent, your partner tries to make the connection between you 2 stronger and more honest.

A person might start exercising once per week, and unknowing begins eating better and being more productive at work. She begins smoking less and showing more patience with her colleagues and loved ones. She uses her credit card less, feels less stressed, and has increased motivation toward her goals. The ingrained patterns in her brain reform and she becomes an entirely different person. All because she started exercising once per week.

You acquire one of these habits, and everything in your life can change. Keystone habits spark a chain reaction of other good habits and can rapidly alter every aspect of your life.