Communication is one of the most important components of any relationship. Whether it is something as simple as letting the other person know you will be late for dinner or having a profound talk about your future, it is important for both partners to understand how the other feels.
You have probably watched movies where a girl browbeats a guy over the fact that he has a hard time saying “I love you” to her. According to an article in Metro News, most people first say “I love you” three months into a relationship. Some of us sweat about when it is appropriate to make the leap and express that sort of affection and commitment. If you say it too soon, it sounds empty, but if you wait too long, the other person might wonder why you have not expressed a deep sense of caring for them.
Some men have trouble communicating when it comes to subjects as serious as affection and longing. Sex is easy for most guys and some will mistake that as a way of getting the point across without having to actually say it. That certainly can be true, but there is not always love in sex and vice versa. Sometimes you really just have to hear the other person say it to know that the feeling is there.
Are you afraid to say “I love you”? This article in Psychology Today discusses some of the common reasons why people have trouble taking this step.
How often do you say “I love you” to your partner? Is this something you do everyday without thinking to the point where it does not have the same meaning anymore? Or do you save it for those occasions when you really feel indebted to her or him for the way they have positively changed your life?