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Family life can be a little run-of-the-mill sometimes. Yes – you all love each other. But you don’t often actively express it in a way that makes it explicit. 

In this post, therefore, we take a look at some of the little things you can do to show your family that you love them. Check them out below. 

Share Some Hugs

For some people, their love language is physical. That means that touch is the primary way they communicate how you feel.

Usually, people discuss love languages in terms of romantic relationships. But it can apply equally well to family situations as well. Something as simple as a hug can be a great way to build a deep connection with other members of your family. 

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Apologize For Your Mistakes

When it comes to having a peaceful family life, it’s also critical to apologize when you make a mistake or come up short. 

Making mistakes is a part of life – something that happens to the best of us. But it can often be a challenge to admit fault because you feel ashamed or embarrassed or you’re worried how it might reflect on you. However, overcoming this emotional hurdle is essential. When you apologize, you submit yourself to the other person in a way that lets them know you’re sorry. 

Get Them Something Simple

Giving gifts is another “love language” you should be aware of. For some people, receiving a gift is equivalent to somebody telling them that they love them. 

These days, getting gifts for somebody is easy. You can order flowers online with the click of a button or use craft sites, like Etsy, to get something unique. 

It doesn’t matter how much you spend. What counts is that you thought of the other person and considered what they might like. 

Do Something Fun Together

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Happy families always make time to have fun together. They know that shared experiences are the best way to create close bonds and draw them closer. 

How people feel in a family is the ultimate arbiter of success. If everyone loves spending time with everyone else, then that can have a massive impact on the family atmosphere. 

When it comes to having fun you’re spoiled for choice. You could: 

  • All spend an afternoon baking and cooking, creating a delicious meal
  • Have a water fight in the garden with water balloons
  • Play a fun game, like Jenga
  • Go for a long hike up a mountain
  • Go to the park for games or sports

Say Thank You More Often

Don’t underestimate the power of saying “thank you” either. It’s just two simple words, but it can have a massive effect on how people feel in your environment. 

Saying thank you or expressing gratitude is a big plus for relationships. The more you can be content with what you have, the more that will flow to the people around you. 

Saying thank you more often is also free and doesn’t take any time. It’s just a personal decision that you can make every day to improve your life. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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