Do you remember the first time you told someone you loved them? And want it? Of course I’m talking about a romantic partner, not a family member or a friend.
I remember my first time. I believe I was 17 at the time (so was he) and had been seeing this guy. Oh, he was one of the good ones. He was fun and I truly loved him. We had been together for a while and I wanted to let him know. We had said we liked each other, but those three words, we hadn’t said yet.
One day I took up all my courage and let him know that I wanted to tell him something. There we were, sitting on the sofa in his room and I so wanted to tell him, but no words would come our of my mouth. To this day, I don’t know why. Instead of words there were tears, and then he asked me whether what I wanted to tell him was a three-word-sentence.
He was also a smart one. I nodded, he took me in his arms and in my reality I believe he said, he did too.
A few years had pasted and a few more. That lovely boy and I parted ways and other men came along. Since that moment in the sofa, I had said I love you more than a few times. Often I had meant it. Sometimes I didn’t.
For two years now, I’m with someone who constantly tells me that he loves me. I’m sure I found it weird in the beginning, but I got used to it. And let’s be honest, there are worse things to get used to. Today, as I was at work, I got one of those random text messages from Michael. Simply telling me that he loves me.
My response is always the same. I love you too. But something made me think today. Is it a good thing to tell someone that you love them that often? Won’t you get tired of saying it or hearing it?
I knew the answer right away. No way! Tell them you love them as often as you can! Let them know how you feel! Enjoy hearing it! Be happy!