Originally Posted by TruckerPete
Normally, I would thank him for this. (And mean it!) But remembering what I'd just posted I gave him a biiiiig hug instead. The smile on his face was wonderful! It feels a bit contrived to have to THINK to give him a hug or some other gesture instead of using words, (which mean so much more to me), but if I want him to understand how I feel, I need to do it in his "language".
You are just like me. I'm really crap at showing how I feel (and saying it too, sometimes
) and I have to remember that my partner gets so much from a hug and a kiss. I'm not really adding any advice, just that I'm the same. I think describing it as thanking him in his own 'language' is a great way to explain it.