How strong is your communication with your partner? Do you find that the two of you text, email, nod at and grunt in reply to each other more than you typically have meaningful conversations with each other?
Admittedly, we all get caught up in our busy day-to-day lives, and often it’s our most important communication, expressing our feelings of love for our partners, that pays the biggest price.
Why is finding new and different ways to say “I love you” so important in relationships?
When we forget to say those three little words — ‘I love you’ — often enough and with full sincerity, even in the form of note scrawled with one of the best, most inspiring love quotes you can find, our connection with each other begins to suffer.
The connection in the relationship may start to weaken so slowly that we don’t even notice as the distance continues growing.
In his New York Times Bestseller, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, marriage expert Dr. Gary Chapman urges couples to learn how to express their love for each other in the forms their partner gives and receives love most naturally, be it through physical touch, gifts, acts of service or devotion, quality time, or words of affirmation.
In particular, he stresses one important communication skill related to words of affirmation that all too often gets overlooked in our fast-paced digital society — and that method of connection is the written word.
Think about it … love letters used to be epic! They were tied with ribbon, stored in boxes for decades, and passed down through generations.
Don’t worry, your expressions of love can be epic, too —whether written, verbal or through text message.
Here are the best ways to say “I love you” in the most romantic, sweet and genuine ways.
(Even one you can put on a post-it note and stick to the bathroom mirror.)
1. “If, out of time, I could pick one moment and keep it shining, always new, of all the days that I have lived, I’d pick the moment I met you.”
That will always be the moment my life changed.
2. “They say you only fall in love once, but that can’t be true … Every time I look at you, I fall in love all over again.”
Every day more and more.