A marriage is supposed to be about unconditional love, acceptance, and support. Marriages can be tested by things like time and tragedy, but you love each other no matter what. In order to demonstrate your unconditional love to your spouse, try these suggestions.
Tell Them You Love Them
Sure, your spouse knows you love them; you married them, didn't you? That's not enough to show your unconditional love, however, because if you stop telling them that you love them, they could begin to think you don't anymore. Frequently remind your spouse how much you love them, and it will make your marriage better because of it.
Be on Their Side
Married couples will go through so much together, but each partner will also go through things alone. Show unconditional love by doing your best to always stay on your spouse's side, demonstrating your loyalty and acceptance for them. For example, if they are having problems at work, listen to them. Even if you think they're wrong, make sure they know you're with them, not against them.
Don't Withhold Love
Sometimes if you get into an argument, it's easy to go to bed angry, facing opposite directions. If you're mad at your spouse, you might want to avoid them or ignore them. Don't do this. Don't withhold your love, and that doesn't mean sex, it means affection. Let them know that even though you're upset, you still love them. A hug can show them that even though you're upset now, you have no intention of being mad at them forever, or even for much longer.
Shoulder Their Burdens
Life can be so stressful, and a great way to show unconditional love is to do something to shoulder your spouse's burdens. You don't have to always take the brunt of things, and you can't always take on their problems or responsibilities, but doing so from time to time really demonstrates that you love them. Making someone's life easier for them, especially when they're feeling overwhelmed, is a very significant sign of love.
Show Them Respect
Don't forget to treat your spouse in the same respectful manner you'd treat other people. Simply saying "please" and "thank you" are great ways to make sure your spouse knows that you love them. Be kind and respectful of their opinions, even if you don't agree with them completely.
Admit When You're Wrong
It can be very hard for some people to admit that they've made a mistake, but try to do so for your spouse. If you're wrong about something, admit it, and apologize for it if necessary. Showing your willingness to take responsibility and swallow your pride for their benefit.
Surprise Them with Love
Make an effort to keep your marriage feeling new and alive, and show your spouse that you love them in ways they don't expect. Surprising them with a small gift or an impromptu date, for example, lets them know that you're always thinking about them and always loving them.