Why is it so hard to say I love you? Most people want to be romantic with their special someone, however they find it hard to express themselves in a romantic manner. Why? Telling someone that you love them is difficult.
Being vulnerable and expressing your deepest emotions to someone, while being aware that they have the power to reject and hurt you profoundly, is a terrifying feeling. None of us can deny that.
“Saying ‘I love you’ only takes seconds, but proving it takes a lifetime.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
But the ‘L’ word also has the magical power to bring two amazing individuals together, build a strong bond and share their lives with each other. Expressing love the right way can make a huge difference to your life and your relationship.
Love expands when shared
Love is one of the most beautiful experiences of life. But being in a romantic relationship isn’t always about happy endings, rainbows & butterflies. However, love gives us the courage to overcome the greatest obstacles in life and helps us move ahead. Saying I love you to someone you adore is always special, whether it’s your first time or if you’ve been together for 20 years. It helps to keep your relationship healthy, strong and loving. Due to our busy schedules and stressful lives, we often fail to tell our partners how much we actually love them and what they mean to us. Moreover, romance tends to fade away the longer we have been together with our partners.
“The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.” – Yoko Ono
But romance it is the very essence of a relationship. Expressing your love for your partner and making them feel special helps you to strengthen the bond you share with them. However, you don’t always have to say the ‘L’ word all the time to express your emotions. You can show your love through daily activities and small romantic gestures that can create a large impact. Whether you want to start a new relationship or rekindle romance in your existing one, loving words and romantic gestures can make a world of difference in your relationship. The secret is communication, both verbal and non-verbal. When you communicate positivity and love to your partner in different ways, they will get the message loud and clear, even when you don’t necessarily say I love you.
6 Romantic ways to express your love
You can express love in different yet simple ways. Here some amazing tips to tell someone you love them without saying the words.
1. Pay a compliment
“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
When we love someone, they seem absolutely perfect to us. However, make sure you notice what makes them special and what are the unique traits, habits and behaviours that you like most about them. Once you know why you love them so much, give them a compliment from your heart. You can compliment them about the way they smile, walk, talk, their appearance, the sense of style, their sense of humor or may be their intellect or attitude. No matter what, make sure you’re genuine about it. There is no need for flattery in love.
Here are some words of appreciation and compliments that you can consider:
- You look really sharp in that suit.
- I love the way you make me feel.
- How did you become such an amazing person?
- Damn! You look incredible in that dress!
- I feel so lucky to have you in my life.
- I love how you’re always on time.
- I love the way you laugh.
- You can make me laugh so effortlessly.
- You never cease to impress me.
- I just wouldn’t feel complete without you.
- I love the way you think.
- You warm me up.
- Every day I look at you and feel loved and inspired.
- There is no one I would rather be with right now than you.
- I cherish you above anything else in my life.
- There’s no one else like you.
2. Appreciate your partner
Saying a simple ‘thank you’ can often feel more special than ‘I love you’. When you express gratitude, your partner will feel noticed and know that you appreciate what they have done for you. You can find numerous opportunities throughout the day to say thank you to your romantic partner and make them feel appreciated. A sincere thank you can put an honest smile on your partner’s face show how much you love them.