Have you ever heard of the Five Emotional Love Languages? I've probably talked about them before, because I think they're fascinating. Generally, the idea is that everyone feels loved in different ways - either by Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Gifts, Acts of Service, or Quality Time. While we can all feel loved by someone doing any of these to us, most people have a top choice, or a top few choices. When you figure out how someone is best able to feel loved, then you can begin communicating that to them better. Does that make sense? For example...my primary love language is gifts. Now, I don't mean some fancy thing...it could be a flower you found in the yard, or a little handwritten note on a post-it. But that's how I feel loved. By contrast, my ex-husband's primary love language was Words of Affirmation (which, frankly, don't really do anything for me). Because I didn't know how this worked back then, I would express my love to him by gifts (which did nothing for him) and he'd express his love to me with words. Therefore, neither of us really felt loved - or at least as loved as we should.