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How to Prove You Love Someone: 15 Honest Things Every Lover Must Do

If you’re having relationship issues, you might need to know how to prove you love someone and smooth over the cracks. It’s much easier than you think. 

how to prove you love someone

Sometimes, words just don’t do it. You can tell someone that you love them, but if your actions don’t marry up with your words, they’re going to be disbelieved. Whether you’re having relationship problems and you need to show someone you care, or you just want to let them know in general, understanding how to prove you love someone isn’t all that hard.

Sometimes we lose sight of the basics in a relationship, such as trust and communication.

We think that everything has to be elaborate and grand, but really, the small things are far more valuable.

[Read: What does love feel like? 24 Feelings you can’t deny]

Why should you need to prove your love?

Before we get into how to prove you love someone, let’s explore why you might have to do it. Or want to do it.

For sure, your partner should feel loved but that comes down to how you treat them and what you do.

For instance, if you say that you love them but you act in a way that screams ‘I don’t even respect you,’ how can you expect them to believe you?

Or, perhaps in the past you made a mistake but your partner has chosen to take you back. Despite the fact you’re together, they may need some reassurance of your devotion. [Read: How to deal with guilt & drop the baggage weighing you down]

It could also be that your partner had a bad experience with an ex. If they were treated badly before, it’s entirely possible that they’re a little emotionally scarred when it comes to love. They may need a little extra TLC and proof that you’re not going to hurt them in the same way. They may get that from you proving your love for them.

There are a million and one reasons why you might need to prove you love someone, but should you really ever have to?

Surely it should come from your actions every single day? True, but we’re human, right? So, if you feel like you need to prove to your partner that they’re the only one for you, let’s check out a few ways you can do that. [Read: 13 small yet powerful gestures that show love in the biggest ways ever]

How to prove you love someone beyond all doubt

If you want to prove that you love someone, here are a few things you can keep in mind to do just that. It’s not always about words, sometimes it’s more about actions and the small things in a relationship.

1. Always be truthful

Be truthful about your feelings and voice your thoughts. The easiest way to prove you love someone is by expressing your opinions about this special person.

Also, by keeping lines of communication open, your partner will feel more comfortable and more relaxed in your company. They won’t feel like you’re unable to tell them something or that you’re hiding anything. [Read: How to stop lying to yourself and to your partner]

2. Support your partner and be a shoulder to lean on

Stand by your lover, in the good times, and more so in the bad times.

All of us have our ups and downs in life. Be the shoulder to lean on and give your partner the courage and strength to take the next step by letting them know that you’re right by their side.

3. Know the difference between love and lust

While infatuation revolves around sex and lust, love doesn’t. Love is a deeper emotion that transcends physical appearances. If you truly believe that you like your partner for who they are as a person, and not because of how much they arouse you, that’s true love.

How do you prove it? By complimenting them on a regular basis and reminding them why you’re in love with them, for the person that they are, and not just because of how they look. [Read: How the kind of words you use can make or break your relationship]

4. Don’t be materialistic, value experiences instead

Money is fickle. It’s true that money can give you a lot of happiness, but your love should not flicker with the winds of wealth.

Your partner will feel that you love them if you’re more focused on spending quality time together and creating memories through experiences. All of this is far more valuable than showing off with your credit card. [Read: How to be a less materialistic person and value yourself more]

5. Romantic gestures, every now and again

Indulging in happy romantic gestures is one of the sweetest ways to let someone know that you truly love them. It’ll make your partner feel loved and you’ll feel warm and happy on the inside.

However, don’t overdo it. Don’t buy gifts just for the sake of it otherwise it will mean nothing. A flower you’ve picked from a bush on the roadside is just as thoughtful and valuable as a fancy piece of jewelry. [Read: 25 sweet romantic gestures for everyday life]

6. Put their needs before yours

Love your partner unconditionally and selflessly. Put their needs before yours, and focus on their happiness more than your own.

Unconditional love is tricky though and these expressions of selfless love should never be one-sided in the relationship, or it will eventually lead to a painful breakup. [Read: A cute true story of unconditional love]

7. Show that you respect them at all times

Respect is key in any relationship and you need to show your partner that you truly respect them as a person. Any type of disrespect is a sign that a relationship is on the rocks.

Of course, they should respect you in turn, but focus your attention on R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

8. Make them feel secure in the relationship

Playing games never works. Don’t attempt to make your partner feel jealous or try to make them feel on edge. It will only backfire on you and cause you to have to prove your love even more.

Make your partner feel secure and comfortable in the relationship by letting them know that you only have eyes for them. Manipulation has no place in any relationship. [Read: How to deal with jealousy in a relationship & learn to overcome it]

9. Make sure you do as you say you’re going to

There is nothing worse in a relationship than there being a huge discord between words and actions. You can’t truly trust your partner or feel like they love you if they say one thing and do another.

Make sure that if you say you’re going to do something, you do it. Also, be sure that your actions are always honest and true.

10. How to prove you love someone? Be their cheerleader in life

You need to be your partner’s number one fan. Cheer them on and encourage them to go after their dreams and fulfill their potential. There is no space for greed, selfishness, or jealousy in a relationship.

Their success should make you happy. Just as yours should make them happy too. [Read: 10 signs your partner is truly supportive of your goals]

11. Fully commit if you say you’re going to

Learning how to prove you love someone isn’t that difficult a subject. It really comes down to being a decent person. If you say you’re going to commit to someone, do it. Don’t be just half in. Make sure that you’re all in and don’t leave your partner wondering what’s going on.

12. Be proud of your relationship

Hiding a relationship isn’t going to make your partner feel loved or respected. That doesn’t mean you need to go all out on the PDAs, but it does mean that you’re open about your relationship and that you’re proud to show it off whenever you need to. [Read: How to make a relationship official without relying on social media]

13. Forget the huge, grand gestures and focus on the small things

If your partner is honest, they don’t really want you singing about how much you love them in front of a crowded room. They don’t really care about massive gestures of your love at a football game. It’s likely that they’re not at all bothered about grand gestures at all.

Most people simply want the simple, but genuine, things in life and relationships. Forget the show-off side of love and focus on making your partner smile every day instead.

14. Random acts of kindness

You don’t need to do something for a reason, you can do it ‘just because.’ So, if your partner seems tired, why not make them breakfast in bed one morning? Maybe your partner looks stressed; why not surprise them with flowers and a back rub?

Small acts of kindness, even tidying up for them when you know they’re overloaded with work, all make someone feel loved. [Read: How to show love – 15 gestures that hit way harder and deeper than words]

15. Tell them you love them and mean it

Of course, words only go so far, but you need to say them. Don’t tell your partner you love them every single day unless you really want to. The reason is that sometimes when you hear something too often, it loses its special meaning to a degree.

Wait for a special moment, perhaps when they’re looking less than perfect and they’re tired. Then, tell them that you love them and do it with eye contact and meaning. There’s no better way to prove you love someone.

Prove your love, but only if you really feel it

Young lovers constantly want their partners to prove their love by indulging in huge gestures, like undergoing pain or risking something they love dearly just to prove their love for someone.

It’s cute and very romantic, when both lovers go to great lengths to sacrifice pleasures and moments of happiness so they can let someone know just how much they mean to them.

Go on and indulge in it, after all, love does drive you crazy. It may have worked in the days of the knights and damsels, and it still does work to this day.

But don’t try to prove your love for someone by doing something you don’t want to, or something you know you’ll end up regretting. [Read: How to be true to yourself and start living your life on your terms]

Things you should never do to prove your love

As much as you may want to prove how much you love someone, avoid doing any of these things. It’s not love, you’re only being used if someone you care about expects these things from you, in the name of love.

1. Have sex or get physical with your partner when you’re uncomfortable with that thought.

2. Break the law just to appear cooler or get something for your partner.

3. Do something you don’t want to or don’t feel comfortable with.

4. Go against your moral principles that you’ll regret later.

If your partner loves you, they would never ask you to harm yourself, put yourself in the way of embarrassment, or make yourself truly uncomfortable.

If they do that, you have to question whether they’re the ones who should be proving how they feel to you.

How far should you go to prove your love for someone?

If your lover constantly wants proof of your love all the time, question why. If it never changes and it drives you crazy, you have to consider whether you want to end the relationship. You’ll always feel like you need to do more to prove your love and your partner will never be happy.

Love is mutual and effortless. Both of you have to prove your love in little ways every day and build trust around the relationship. [Read: How to build trust in a relationship and make it last]

Romantic gestures, gifts and poems don’t prove your love. It’s just a way to express the overwhelming rush of happy emotions you feel for someone.

If that’s what your lover wants, indulge in it. But don’t do anything more. It’s not necessary to prove anything when your lover behaves like an immature child who wants proof for everything you do. A partner who asks for proof of your love far too often may just want to exploit you the easy way.

[Read: Relationship rules – 30 must-know tips to experience and live your best love life]

Understanding how to prove you love someone is easy if you understand how love works. It’s something that has to be felt inside, and not something that can ever be proved by any other means.

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Elizabeth Arthur
A mom of two who’s currently working on a novel, Elizabeth Arthur lives in Cornwall. And when she’s not chasing her boys around the house, she enjoys sittin...
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