Ways to Let Your Girlfriend Know That You Love Her

Nurturing the love for your girlfriend can make her feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
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You're crazy in love with your girlfriend and you want her to know it. Telling her that you love her is one thing, but showing her is another, since actions speak louder than words. With a little thought and effort, you can make your girlfriend feel extremely loved.

1 Compliment and Appreciate Her

Pay attention to your girlfriend's appearance. Notice if she has gotten her hair cut or her nails done, and compliment her. Tell her that she's beautiful or she looks fantastic in her dress. Show appreciation for the things she does for you. If she cooks you dinner, thank her and tell her you enjoyed it. Tell her you love her and that you are blessed to have her in your life. Value her for the person that she is and don't try to change her. Showing that your grateful for the people in your life is a simple way to bring forth a sense of happiness, says John M. Grohol, a clinical psychologist and author of "6 Ways to Show You Care."

2 Show Physical Affection

Physically touching your girlfriend is an ideal way to show her that you love her, says Kift. Sit close to her on the couch when you are watching television. Hold hands or put your arm around her when you are walking down the street. Kiss her on the cheek for no reason. If she's had a bad day, massage her feet or her back.

3 Surprise Her

Leave a post-it note where your girlfriend will find it that says you love her or that you are thinking about her. Send a text or email to tell her that you can't wait to see her. Give her flowers or a card for no reason, other than to let her know that she is on your mind. Plan a romantic weekend away for the two of you.

4 Make Her a Priority

Your girlfriend will feel loved if you show an interest in her day, says Lisa Kift, a psychotherapist and author of "10 Simple Ways to Make Your Partner Feel Loved." Ask her about school or work. Ask her if she had fun with her girlfriends when they had a girls' night out. Look her in the eyes and show her that you are listening. Make spending quality time together an important part of your relationship. Do something that you both will enjoy. For example, surprise her with a picnic lunch or recreate your first date. Ask her what you can do to help make her life easier and follow through with any suggestions.

Stacey Elkins is a writer based in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a Masters in social work from the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she specialized in mental health.