Showing your wife that you care about her is a better strategy than telling your wife that you care.
The same works in stories.
Example of Show, Don’t Tell –
Tell – Kavita was nervous yet excited about her first day at work.
Show – As the alarm woke her up that day, Kavita felt strange butterflies in her stomach. While getting ready, she spent 15 minutes in front of the mirror… which was 15 minutes more than usual.