“I’ve been married for 23 years and make it a point to tell my wife I love her every day.” She knows I love her without saying it, and I know she loves me without saying it, but the moment you stop doing that, you begin to take each other for granted.
“This is an unpopular opinion, but I believe that saying it too frequently dilutes the word.” I want it to mean something when I say it, and if I repeat it several times a day, it nearly doesn’t. My partner undoubtedly wishes I would say it more often, but at the same time, I can see she gets a rush from it because it’s a true passion rather than a routine. (It’s not like I say it once every six months or anything; I say it when she says it first, but I only initiate it once every two weeks, and she knows it’s the truth and it means a lot since I don’t just throw those words around like it’s a routine).
“I do. I’ve never understood why people say it only once a week/month/year, or whatever, because it loses its meaning. It never worked for me. I tell my wife I love her multiple times a day, and each time is as meaningful as the first.
“I work in trauma care and have witnessed some SHIT.” Every chance I have, I tell my spouse and daughters how much I adore them.
“To be honest, I never do. I’m working on it, but displaying affection with words is like pulling teeth for me. I never tell my family or friends how much I adore them.
“I do it several times a day.” And it isn’t enough just to say it; you must demonstrate your commitment by performing small acts of kindness.
“Yes, my wife and I do. Her family wasn’t particularly demonstrative, but in my family, you always say ‘I love you’ while leaving one other’s company, hanging up the phone, or after a dispute. You never know what can happen, and you don’t want to have regrets over the last words or worry if that person understands how you feel. My wife also picked up on this practice. What’s hilarious is that her family has started doing it as well in the last several years. We even say it to our closest friends, who are essentially our chosen family.
“I do. Several times per day. I’m not going to waste time not telling my love how much I adore them. We could be torn apart by circumstance or die at any time. “I don’t want to look back and regret not telling him I love him.
“I say it so often that I sometimes say it to strangers.”
“I tell my guy whenever I have the chance. He’s unsure about his mental state and his home life. So, whenever I get the chance, I send him something to cheer him up and then tell him how much I love and appreciate him. I also told him how proud I am of him.
“After 30 years of marriage, I not only tell my wife I love her every day, but I also tell her she is beautiful.”