How often do you say “I love you” to your partner, your parents, siblings or friends?
Personally, I grew up in a family wherein affectionate “I love yous” seldom take place between conversations. I got comfortable with this habit thus saying “I love you” has proved to be such an awkward and tasking challenge for me even if I will say it to a loved one.
Things changed when I met my husband for he is the total opposite. He does not just say “I love you” often, but he includes it in literally every single text. Yes, even when he is about to brush his teeth after lunch at work! lol How generous indeed he is for blurting that warm expression of endearment.
I used to find it so amusing that I told him saying “I love you” often especially in every text will make it lose its essence and meaning. It becomes a greeting like “Hi,” “Hello,” and “Goodbye.” I continued that I reserve it ONLY for very special moments.
Still, he didn’t falter with his every text “I love yous.”
Until I realized that they are right when they say that our life is short and we do not know when will be our last day here on Earth so why wait for the opportune time to express “I love you” when you have the opportunity to say it everyday every time. I also came to realize that no harm can be done by following suit in what my husband is doing for it is not a bad habit either.
Of course when your relationship stood the test of time, you will also realize that these “I love yous” in fact deepens your intimacy for each other as well. If it is my husband’s love language then I have to understand it. Moreover, if it is also what makes him be assured of my feelings for him, then I should reply back with an “I love you” every single time that he does it.
Love is at its best anyway when it is equally reciprocated, right? 😉
So let me end this by saying, to you my beloved reader, “I love you” for reading this. ❤
But more than just the “I love you,” this is what love should be all about, something that I am still learning.