How To Show Someone You Love Them, According To Experts – As Seen In – Mind Body Green

Expressing love can be tough, especially when your efforts don’t seem to resonate. We all have different ways of showing and receiving love, and understanding your partner’s preferences can enhance your relationship and ensure your love is communicated.

On Valentine’s Day, Mind Body Green released an article that dove deeper into this topic, featuring insights from Dr. Dana McNeil.

In the article, McNeil points out that showing love can be as simple as saying thank you to your partner. But people sometimes tend to forget this. According to her:

We wouldn’t want to forget to say thank you to the barista who made our coffee or the colleague who helped us finish a project, so why do we sometimes let the manners slide with our partner?

It could be because we’re stuck in a “negative sentiment override” pattern, in which we assume the worst intentions from our partners,

Partners should break the cycle by making an effort to think of their relationship and their partner in a positive way. She says:

You can subvert negativity by thanking your partner when they do something for you, writes McNeil. No matter how big or small, a heartfelt thank you always goes a long way.

Click here to read the full article by Francesca Bond.


Dr. Dana McNeil

Dr. Dana McNeil

Founder of The Relationship Place
Marriage and Family Therapist CA License #99008

certified gottman therapist

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