Communicate with your partner: Start by letting your husband know how important it is for you to hear words of affirmation from him. Explain that it makes you feel appreciated and loved.
Be specific: Tell your partner exactly what you would like to hear from him. Give him examples of the kind of affirming words that would make you feel good, such as compliments, expressions of gratitude, or words of encouragement.
Show appreciation: When your partner does say something affirming, let him know how much it means to you. Express your gratitude and tell him how it makes you feel.
Practice affirming each other: Make an effort to affirm your partner as well. Show him how good it feels to be appreciated and loved with words of affirmation.
Be patient: Change takes time, so be patient with your partner if he doesn't immediately start giving you the affirming words you need. Keep communicating and expressing your needs, and give him time to adjust his behavior.
Remember that everyone has different ways of showing love and affection. Your partner may not be used to expressing himself with words, but that doesn't mean he doesn't care for you deeply. Be open to other ways he shows his love, and keep working on building a strong, loving relationship.