52 Ways to Show I Love You: Look at the Big Picture

Daily events can derail a relationship all too easily. Remember the reasons why you came together, appreciate the glue that maintains your bonds, and understand what threatens.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Address the Conflicts

Addressing conflicts in a relationship is essential to maintaining trust that love can endure, emotion can flow freely, challenges can and will be addressed.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Create the Right Rituals

Meaningful rituals can show love by reflecting commitment, defining relationship boundaries, providing comfort, provoking memories, anchoring expectations, and providing pleasure.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Dinner at Home or Do We Go Out?

Cultural and generational changes in how we approach food color how we use food to express love. We can choose to cook, or gather, organize or ignore opportunities for feeding.

52 Ways: Cultural Variations in Offering Food to Show Love

Cultures vary in attitudes and beliefs about the role of food in nourishing body, mind and soul. As we express love through feeding, we must remain mindful of those differences.

52 Ways: A Story of Showing Love Through Food

Feeding others shows love by providing for, nourishing, seducing, or delighting.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Honor the Irreplaceable Moments

Moments in our life that are unique and memorable bring opportunities to show love of our self and of another. They require us to slow down, allow the mystical, and be authentic.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Accommodate Differences

Differences between two people in a romantic relationship sometimes force them to accommodate each other's limitations, preferences, needs, wants, or distance desired.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Responding to Silences

Identifying a silence's meaning and responding according to its underlying intent can be a powerful way to show love. Matching the response to the meaning reflects intimacy.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Identify the Meanings of Silence

Silence between people who share a close relationship can have multiple meanings. Decoding them accurately is an act of love of great magnitude, permitting a loving response.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Caring and Caregiving

Providing care to a loved one who is dependent, fragile, or in need shows love in a basic way. Those who give with generosity and reliability rewards themselves as well as others.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Expand the Circle

Others may feel threatened when you form a new love relationship. With perspective and integrity, do what you can to include them in your life, now that you are part of a couple.

Benefits of Sex After 50

On July 24, 2017, The European Court of Human Rights affirmed the importance of sexuality to people 50 and older. From hormones to spirituality, sex can benefit older adults.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: See a Different Point of View

Our appreciation of ways in which thoughts can affect feelings and behaviors has evolved. It allows us to show love through appreciating each other's point of view.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Having Fun Together

Fun is by definition associated with good feelings. While not the only source of good feelings, it is an important means of generating them. Love thrives on positive affect!

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Provide Comfort

When someone suffers physical or emotional pain, sadness, disappointment, anxiety or fear or frustration, bringing them comfort can illustrate love made useful.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Do the Maintenance

Like all else, relationships require maintenance to thrive. Developmental changes, evolving circumstances, and shifts in intentions and dreams are only a few of the catalysts.

52 Ways to Show I Love You:Stretching

When we stretch our bodies, our minds, our relationships we show love in ways that help it expand and transform. By honoring the old, accommodating the new and letting go, we grow.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Pitching In

In a situation requiring an extra hand, pitching in offers ways to show love.

52 Ways to Show I Love You—Protecting

Outer dangers, inner threats, and accidents invite a loved one to intervene, to show love through protecting.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Aging with Joy

Delia Ephron's moving essay inspires appreciation of the many ways that both experiencing and showing love can change as we age. Shifts in priorities bring changes in behavior.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Making Miracles

Parents, patients and staff at Blythedale Children's Hospital show what love can manifest as they use trust, caring and commitment to transform lives with assistive technology.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Cheerleading

You can cheerlead for a loved one with encouragement, logistical, or material support. In showing love by expressing priorities, you helping them respect and love themselves.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Take an Earlier Train

By following through on promises, responding to what a loved one needs or wants, not making assumptions, and thinking of consequences before we act, we show love with sensitivity.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Honoring the Self

Honoring the self is an essential way we can show love to others. When we listen to our bodies, stream of consciousness, dreams, impulses and analyses, we have roadmaps to loving.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Creating Together

Adult couples show love when they create together, whether a child, a family, a home, an enterprise or business, support for an initiative, or solutions to everyday challenges.

52 Ways to Show I Love You - Teaching

Teaching offers basic ways to show love as we help someone learn skills, information, ways to manage situations, alternative ways to perceive. We can do it through multiple means.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Accepting Responsibility

Accepting your role in creating and confronting a challenge helps build trust and appreciation of individual motivations. It permits effective teamwork in your love relationship.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing Mistakes

We can hurt our loved one when we fail to keep our word, lie, cause harm or havoc, are hurtful, and sometimes just fail to think. Acknowledging our miss-steps shows love.

Creating Surprises: A Powerful Way to Show Love

Surprising a loved one with practical help, a touch of beauty, providing comfort, or adding a note of whimsy can express love through understanding, intimacy, provoking mood shifts

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