6 Ways to Say "I Love You"

22 April, 2016

We all have people in our lives to whom we’d like to constantly say “I love you.” If we had our way, we’d say it all day, every day.

“… it’s not news that the world and I love you very much, but I’ll always love you a bit more than the world.”
-Mario Benedetti-

Know what you want

The truth is, if a person knows that you love them, they’re not going to love you more because you tell them five times a week. In some cases, saying “I love you” and feeling loved are two very different things. Making a special person in your life feel loved is a very important and gratifying thing for both of you.

So how do you show you care? Here we’ll show you some ways we think you can say “I love you” without really saying it. Discover them!

6 ways to say “I love you” without saying it

  1. Let them know that you like them the way they are. You love that person, regardless of the relationship that bonds you to them. And that is due to the fact that you like who they are. Dedicate some time to letting them know what makes them special and differentiates them from everyone else.
  2. Respect their space and share your time. That person wants to feel loved, but not overwhelmed. We have to learn to respect their spaces. Also, a nice way of saying you care for them without words is by sharing your time with them.
  3. Listen and lend your support. In every kind of relationship it’s just as important to listen as to talk. That person will feel closer to you the more you use these two verbs. When this happens, you won’t need to  waste that “I love you”, instead that mutual support will be a way for them to know they’re cared for.
  4. Surprise them. Try to make each day special. Nothing can make that person happier than realizing that you’ve thought about them.
  5. Worry about that person. If your loved one is having a hard time, show them you are thinking about them and that you care. It’s of great benefit to make that person feel that joys can be enhanced and sadness can be diminished.
  6. Mind the details. A hug, a smile, a “What’s the best thing that happened to you today?”.  The words “I love you” are wonderful, but there are lots of thoughtful ways to express care. Find the one to suit each situation.

We all need to know that someone listens to us and is by our side, both in good and bad moments. But, it’s also very pleasant to feel like someone trusts us and that the relationship is reciprocal.

“…I’ll learn some stories to tell you, make up some new words to tell you that I love you more than anyone.”

-Frida Kahlo-

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You can also say I love you

Evidently all of these suggestions don’t mean that you shouldn’t say “I love you.” In fact, any two people in a relationship will become closer if they tell one another how much they care.

The thing is that if words are repeated too much they’ll become worn and lose their original meaning or even change. Just as we and relationships often do.

Thus, it’s important to be sincere, to say “I love you” only when we’re sure we know what it means and look for other methods to let others know that the feeling hasn’t changed.

“I don’t want to own you, nor want to be owned by you, I want us to be together. I don’t need you, nor want you to need me, but let’s need each other.”