Remember to verbally express your emotions for others who are close to you and help support you through the good times and the difficult moments in life. How can you express to these important people (such as your spouse, life partner, parents, siblings, children, or special person in your life) how much you care about them?
The words “I Love You” contain meaning beyond what you can imagine. However, you may find that these words can be assumed, forgotten, or misused by people of all ages every day. I would like to bring new meaning to these 3 powerful words for you.
I want you to start by thinking about the last time you said “I love you” to someone.
- Do you say these words often, or not at all?
- Who do you say them to?
- Did they say it back to you?
Not at all:
Do you just assume that the important people in your life know you love them, and therefore you avoid saying “I love you” to them? Maybe they don’t say it back to you because they feel uncomfortable or were raised without these words being said but instead assumed in their home while growing up. It’s hard to understand why these words can make people feel uncomfortable since everyone has different emotional ties with this phrase.
If someone only says these words to you occasionally, then maybe they don’t really mean it in their heart. Instead, they might want something from you or need something done. Or maybe it is someone that truly does love you, but they just forget to say it aloud and feel that it is assumed.
Half of the time:
If a special person says these words to you about half of the time, a love relationship could be in the works. Your relationship could be developing into something special. Or the people who are important in your life may remember to express it by stating this phrase about half of the time to you. Maybe you feel uncomfortable saying it back to them.
If a person says these words to you every day, then they may have a real passion for you and genuinely care. Remember that some people do not feel comfortable saying these words, so it doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t care about you by not saying it every day. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable with hearing it so frequently. There are also some people who just throw this phrase around without really meaning it and say it to everyone they encounter.
We tend to say these words often without more thought as to the meaning of them. When you say “I love you” next time, make sure you express to the person a specific explanation about why you love them. This will be more meaningful to them. If you have not expressed your feelings and gratitude for having the most important people in your life lately, this might be your moment to express your love and appreciation for them.