Words matter. Especially when it comes to love. Here are 5 things you should tell your partner every day if you want to keep the passion alive.
1. I like you
Telling your partner that you like them is telling them that beyond being their lover you are their friend. It’s telling them that you would have chosen them to be your friend, if you hadn’t been lovers.
2. Thank you
Expressing gratitude is good for your soul and it’s good for the relationship. Saying thank you for the small things and the big things lets your partner know that they are not taken for granted.
3. How are you?
Wanting to know what they feel and what they think means that you respect them. That you care about their wellbeing.
4. Here is what I need
Having an honest conversation with your partner about your emotional needs can save you a lot of heart ache in the future. It also shows that you are not ashamed or afraid to ask for what you need.
5. I’ve got your back
Pushing each other to be better is an essential part of a healthy relationship. And letting your partner know that you are there to support them, to protect them and to encourage them when they lose their nerve is a sign of true love.
And of course, the obvious: I love you. Just make sure that you’re saying it because you truly feel it, not because you feel obliged to say it. Please, share this!