Marriage can take a lot of work.

It involves practicing communication skills that humans aren’t always very good at, and responding to each other’s “love languages.”

It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and forget about the little ways you can tell someone you love them.

But these husbands seem to have it all figured out.

And it’s a fantastic reminder, not only of the ways we can show others that we care, but a reminder to stop and listen to the little ways they’re telling us they care, too.

1. Sometimes they say it straight up

Although it’s often easier to put your thoughts into writing. And these days a “love note” might take the form of a text!

2. In fact text messages are a very popular form of expression

My husband and I enjoy exchange emojis or gifs.

3. And some people like to go old school analog

It’s clever. Guy’s got class.

4. Sometimes it’s the effort behind a tradition or gesture

A++ to this husband, that’s one lucky gal.

My husband has taken pride in what he’s dubbed “Fresh Flower Friday” and hasn’t missed a Friday in almost six years. He had rotator cuff surgery yesterday. I found this on our whiteboard this morning and he must have wrote it with his non dominant hand. It’s the best bouquet he’s ever given me. from MadeMeSmile

5. And sometimes it’s the little things

I’d be worried about gnats this time of year, but it’s sweet.
Especially since I’m guessing she’s a busy mom of 5.
She probably spends half her morning putting toothpaste on other people’s toothbrushes.

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6. Some women swoon over very grand gestures

It’s a permanent reminder that “You are so beautiful to me.”

7. And sometimes it’s just showing that they listen

And know you well enough to pick out JUST the right snack!

8. In fact, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach

Although I’m really distracted by the peanut butter (??) outlining each egg.

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9. Love me, love my dog

There has never been a more true statement.

My husband-to-be and my doggo have this great thing going on. from aww

10. Sometimes it’s a willingness to join you in your strange ways

To fully support your endeavors, whatever they may be. There is no greater love.

11. A willingness to help is always a bonus

This would be kind of amazing, actually.

12. And we’re always going to be impressed by creative endeavors

Even when they’re silly.

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13. And especially when they’re edible

(See #8)

What a bunch of incredibly sweet and thoughtful dudes. Those really are some lucky ladies!

How do you show that special someone in YOUR life that you care? Tell us in the comments!