Building Trust Beyond Words: How Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Relationships

Building Trust in a relationship

In life, many people say some things, but they can act differently from what they say. Also, there are chances that their actions are the total opposite of their words. 

When someone acts differently than you expect, it may hurt you, especially when you are in love with that person, for example, your partner. 

It is essential to be honest in a relationship and not make promises you can't keep. If you are acting differently than you are, the person you love may love the person that you are in front of them, but not the real you.

You can't just say that you love your partner without showing it. Words are not enough; let the actions speak instead of you. There are ways to show that you love them, you are loyal, and that they can trust you with all of their heart.

It's not hard to make your partner happy, and it's not hard to show them that they can rely on you for everything. 

“Building trust is never easy but if you present yourself using eye contact and giving out other body language signals such as smiling is a good start. Presenting yourself as a warm caring person is a good indication that you are trustworthy.” -says John Cappello

Also, with this article, we can make it easier for you, and we will show you how love actions speak louder than words.

Words vs Actions: Why Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words 

It takes effort to find the difference between actions and words. It's true that when someone compliments you or is very kind and polite to you, it can make you feel special. But to be honest, that's not enough.

Often, all of us can make promises without fulfilling them. But that's not the point. If it concerns the person you love, you must change how you show your emotions.

Actions speak louder than words because we say things that don't have real meaning. Or even worse, we make empty promises that can affect our relationship. But, when we are speaking about actions, it's different.

Our lovers will understand what we feel towards them more easily because of our actions. And because of our words, they can get trust issues and be insecure about our love towards them.

 For example, tomorrow is your anniversary, and your partner expects a present from you, but you already forgot it. Then, your partner thinks you no longer love them because you forgot a significant day. Maybe you are not interested in celebrating anniversaries, but the crucial part is your partner's feelings.

“It's not easy to be in a happy and healthy relationship, and it can work out if you put more effort into it. If you truly love your partner, show them with your actions because actions mean more than words. A partner who treats you well is truly a blessing, and it's very rare. Be rare!”

10 ways when actions speak louder than words in a relationship

As I have mentioned before, it will be much easier to use your actions as a love speech instead of words after reading this article. Here are ten examples to show when actions speak louder than words:

  • Be honest and treat them with respect.

It's necessary to be honest in a relationship. It would be best if you were like an open book to your partner; they should know what you think or how you feel about them. And without respect, your relationship can't survive.

  • Focus your attention on them.

There is no better feeling when you have someone you can tell all the things that happened throughout the day. Listen to them carefully, and don't act like they are overreacting over something; make them talk openly to you.

  • Give them gifts more often.

You are happy when you buy something for yourself but will be happier when it's from your partner.

  • Make time for them

No word or gift in this world will take the place of your attention. Try to make more time for your partner; it will make them happier.

  • Show that you care about them.

Whenever you message them to ask if they feel better or did they take a medicine, it will show them that you care about them; this won't cost you anything but may improve their day.

  • Introduce them to your friends and family.

If you are in a relationship with plans for the future, it will be best if you introduce them to your friends and family. With that, you will build trust and a better bond.

  • Be stable and reliable.

 Show your partner that they can rely on you for everything. That will make them feel like you protect them.

  • Make plans for the future.

It's good sometimes to make a plan for traveling together or to dream about your wedding day. Your partner will finally understand that you want to spend a lifetime with them.

  • Try new things together.

Sometimes it is good to get out of your comfort zone. If there is something your partner wants to do, but you hate it, it won't cause any problem if you try it to make your partner happy. 

  • Keep every tiny detail about them in mind.

 If you remember their favorite meal or cafe, you will show them that you think about them more than they think you do.

 Relationship Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Quotes

And here are a few quotes to show how actions speak louder than words. And, of course, to motivate you to use more actions than words.

  • “Love is in the details. It's in every day.” -Cambria Herbert.
  • “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”-William Morris.
  • “Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.” -Harvey Mackay.
  • “Never give your partner a reason to doubt your feelings for them.”-Unknown.
  • “Your partner should be the first one you will rely on”-Unknown.


Actions and words are not the same things. When you are in a relationship, you must give the love and attention that your partner deserves. And remember, actions speak louder than words. So, build a better bond with them, show them they can trust you, and look at how your relationship will bloom.

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Hi, I'm Linda Bunnell. I'm a dating expert and writer who loves helping people find love.

What I love most about my work is helping people achieve happiness in their lives. I write articles about dating and relationships, currently writing for Hubpages, Elephanjournal, and Doulike. You can see the best work on my Twitter feed - @LinBunnell.

I am fascinated by people's behavior and love exploring the intricacies of relationships. I believe everyone has a story to tell, and I love giving people a voice.

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