How do you show someone you love them?
The following are common ways: just being with them, showering them with gifts, buying them flowers, bringing them out to dinner, etc
But in our parents time: Love was hardly "shown". Maybe a grunt or two to acknowledge the others' presence, or maybe just showing up on time for dinner. No gifts, no hand holding, no show of affection whatsoever!
But people move with the times.
They have been married for many, many years. He pretended that he wanted to buy durians for the grandkids, but after buying those durians he said he had to go somewhere else. He drove straight to the mall which housed her jewellers.
He had made an appointment for them to remain open late last nite just for her private viewing and selection!!
Married 49 years today, that's my In-laws. And that's no April fool joke!!