When it comes to saying 'I love you', some people find it the most natural thing in the world. They emote easily and freely— and expressing those emotions are easy for them. But not everyone works that way, some people find expressing themselves far more difficult. And they find it difficult to perform and say what they feel under pressure.
This is especially problematic because saying 'I love you' is considered such a huge relationship milestone. And if you're someone who struggles to say it, then you can feel like you're letting your partner down. This is why "I Love You" quotes can be so helpful and valuable.
It's as important— if not more so— to say it through our actions and our behaviors as well as through our words. The small gestures and the big ones can all show a person how you feel about them. But if they need to hear in the words, there's no shame in borrowing other people's for a while. So much has been written about love and the feeling of being in love, that you have a lot to choose from. Sonnets, poems, books, movies— there are endless resources for someone struggling to say those little words.
So think about the person you love. What makes you feel that way about them, what makes them different than other people— and what makes your relationship strong. In short, think about why you love them. And use that to guide you as you look for the words to describe it. These should help.
"If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you."
"I'll never finish falling in love with you."
"It's amazing how one day someone walks into your life and can't remember how you lived without them."
"I love you to the death star and back."
"I love you, idiot."
"I smile when I think about how much I love you and how it makes me feel."
"She is a mermaid, but approach her with caution. Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in."
"I want to grow old with you and love you for the rest of my life."
"Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off. It's about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can."
"I love making you laugh because for those few seconds, I made you happy and seeing you happy, it makes me happy too."
"I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars."
"I wish I could explain you eyes, and how the sound of you voice gives me butterflies. How your smile makes my heart skip a beat and how every time I'm with you, I feel so complete."
"Yes, I overthink, but I also over-love."
"Sometimes I look at you and wonder how I got to be so damn lucky."
"If I could have anyone in the world, it would still be you."
"Love you to the moon and back and more than all the stars in the sky."
"I fell in love with the way you touched me without using your hands."
"Be someone's sunshine when their skies are grey."
"I'm a big mess, and that's the last thing you need right now... ... But this mess loves you endlessly."
"I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you."
"You are my blue crayon, the one I never have enough of, the one I use to color my sky."
"I want to wake up at 2am, roll over, see your face, and know that I'm right where I'm supposed to be."
If saying I love you is hard, don't worry. It doesn't affect how strongly you feel about someone. For a lot of my life, I was someone who wasn't able to easy articulate my feelings. But they knew, because if you really care about them, then it shows— whether you're able to say it or not. But there's nothing wrong with looking to others to find the words that can explain how you feel. Luckily, there's been a whole lot written about love, so finding a way to put your feelings into word should be a breeze.
Don't get too bogged down in your own anxieties and awkwardness around talking about it. Instead, focus on how it will make your partner feel. Some people need constant reminders that they are loved— so finding ways to show it and say it (even if it's not in your own words), can go along way.
So what is it that you love about that person? Is it that they are reliable, dependable— always there to listen? Or maybe they have an infectious excitement that can make every day seem special? It could be that they just totally changed your life. Take some time and really think about what makes your partner special and what you're thankful for, then finding the words won't be so difficult. Remember, there are lot more ways to say 'I love you' then focusing on those three little words. The message will still get through.
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