1. Tell her why you love her.
What is it about her that makes you smile every time she pops into your head? Her confidence, her laugh, her humility, whatever it is let her know, and when you do, tell her it is what makes her who she is, and that is why you love her.
2. Do something for her without her asking.
This doesn’t mean buy her a gift when she least expects it, this means do the little things that she does all the time which you normally overlook. Whether it is simply folding her laundry, or making her a cup of coffee in the morning before she goes to work, if you do it without her asking she’ll appreciate it that much more.
3. Tell her that she’s beautiful.
Even if she doesn’t believe you, it’s nice for her to hear every once in a while. Don’t tell her when she’s in a dress with full hair and make up, tell her when she’s in a t-shirt right before bed with her hair braided in pig tails. Tell her when she’s raw and not done up, tell her when she’s exposed, because if she knows you think she’s beautiful at her worst, she knows you think she’s beautiful all of the time.
4. Let her know you’re listening.
She doesn’t want you to be thinking about something else when she’s talking to you. No matter how distracted you are, or how little you care about what she is saying, she’s telling you for a reason, and it’s because she wants you to care. Even if you don’t, just listen to what she has to say.
5. Tell her when you’re thinking about her.
Chances are she’s on your mind, so let her know when she is. She’ll not only appreciate it, she’ll be flattered, and afterwards you’ll be the one on her mind.
6. Thank her for the little things.
There is no expression of gratitude that is ever too small. A simple thank you lets her know you’re appreciative, and the more appreciative you are, the more likely she is to continue to do things for you. Next time she washes your dirty dishes, thank her. Make it known her favors do not go unnoticed.
7. Be there for her when she needs you the most.
When something goes terribly wrong in her life, you don’t have to know exactly what to say, just be there. Your presence, your voice, your thoughts alone serve as support. You’re not her shoulder to cry on, you’re someone who picks her up when she falls down, someone she can depend on, and someone who won’t run away when life itself becomes an obstacle.