Yes, this year has been filled with much sadness for me. I don’t even feel like doing anything for the holidays. I was looking forward to getting together with friends and family but I live with someone who is immuno compromised and said no to having anyone come from outside our household. It takes everything in me just to wrap presents. Doing anything seems like walking thru mud.
I agree with Tai, For me the best way was to watch him and see how he expressed love to me then try to use that to show him love. I also didn’t expect him to know my love language without telling him. I brought it up in casual conversation about the things that made me feel loved and asked him directly what I could do/say that would help him feel loved and respected.