Experts agree that nonverbal communication and body language make up more than half of people’s overall communication. If you’re in a relationship that means the nonverbal cues you’re giving say a lot about how you feel. They also express how you show gratitude for your significant other. You don’t have to use words to show appreciation. Your actions can be an asset in communicating gratitude. Here’s how to show you appreciate your partner without saying thank you.

Give Them a Warm Embrace

Body language says a lot. When you see your partner, embrace them with a warm hug and kiss. Physical touch can indicate love and affection toward your partner.

Offer Support

Support might be a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on or simply your presence. Show your gratitude by being present and listening with open ears, as they share their highs and lows. Affirm them and encourage them in their successes.

Do Something Thoughtful

Another great way to express appreciation is by doing something thoughtful. Perhaps, you bring them tea on a rainy day, wash their car when they’re out of town or prepare their favorite meal in time for when they arrive home from work. Small gestures can go a long way in showcasing your gratitude. 

Return a Favor

Relationships are about more than an eye for an eye. They are about acts of service and sacrifice. Returning your partner’s love and affection is key for expressing appreciation.

Buy Them a Token of Appreciation

This does not have to be anything extravagant or over-the-top. Instead, purchase your loved one a necklace or a bottle of wine to show that you are thinking of them and that you love them. 

Treat Them to Some Self-Care

Another way to express gratitude for your partner is to treat them to some rest and relaxation. Take them out to do something that fulfills their soul. The goal should be to treat them and make them know that they are seen and loved.