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How To Say I LOVE YOU
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Those three little words...
"I Love You" is one of the most complex phrases in human communication. Or at least that's how it seems to be for many people, especially when they think they are in love.
The big issue of course is WHEN to say it. Is the time "right?" Most people worry if the other person feels the same way, and are either hoping or fearing if the other person will say it back to them or not. There are some links here to help you with those issues in case you are having a problem with that. Saying "I Love You" to a partner and having them say it back can be one of the coolest things in the world.
If you're looking to explore the universal language of love a bit more, there are tons of translations of the actual phrase in hundreds of different world languages.
And if you're already in love with someone, but you want to do something really special to let them know just how much you love and appreciate them in your life, there are tips and suggestions for different gestures and actions which express love and affection.
When it comes to saying "I love you"...
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The Languages of Love
If you're going to work on being able to say "I love you" in different world languages, you might as well start with the language that let you communicate with the most people.
Here are the ten most-widely spoken language in the world. Totals reflect a combination of primary and secondary language speakers (meaning people for whom the language is their native tongue and people who have learned the language as a second option)
- Mandarin Chinese (approximately 1.12 billion speakers) - wo ai ni
- English (approximately 480 million speakers) - I love you
- Spanish (approximately 320 million speakers) - The quiero
- Russian (approximately 285 million speakers) - Ya lublu tebya
- French (approximately 265 million speakers) - Je t'aime
- Hindi/Urdu (approximately 250 million speakers) - May thumhe pyaar kartha hoo
- Arabic (approximately 221 million speakers) - ana b'hebbek
- Portuguese (approximately 188 million speakers) - Eu amo-te
- Bengali (approximately 185 million speakers) - Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi
- Japanese (approximately 133 million speakers) - Kimi o ai shiteru
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Words vs Actions
What is more important: saying "I love you" or demonstrating that love without words? If you want to explore one of the more interesting angles of relationships, ask people that question. How one expresses love or has it expressed to them can be one of the biggest conflicts that a couple can encounter.
For some people, the verbal affirmation and reassurance is crucial to their emotional well-being. Hearing those three words brings feelings of well-being and peace. To not hear them starts a voice in their own head, suggesting that something must be wrong or that the other person doesn't return their feelings.
However some people feel that words are just a verbal statement and not any tangible sort of proof. To them love is better expressed or demonstrated by some type of action, or actions that go along with the verbal expression. They are more reassured by something they can see instead of just something they hear.
Understanding which is more important to you, and which is more important to your love mate is often one of the keys to a healthy and long-term relationship. Someone who feels love is expressed via gifts might be very unhappy paired up with someone who feels that material items are not a good way to express love and vice versa. You don't have to exactly match your lover as long as both of you understand what each person needs and how each person prefers to communicate their feelings.
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What I Love About You
When we talk to our partner and are trying to say something about love, what we are most often trying to say is what we love about the other person. It's important not just to say that you love someone but to also make sure you communicate why you love that person. Making sure the other person knows why you appreciate them and want to have that person involved in your life goes a long way towards saying "I love you" in such a way that the other person feels the sentiment is genuine and heart-felt.
So, before you start to get down to the details of where and when you want to tell your lover that you love them, take some time for yourself and carefully think about why you love them. This doesn't have to be a long list but it should reflect more than just surface details of your lives. What experiences have the two of you shared? Are there activities that you do together? What are the everyday little gestures that other person does for you which you don't always notice but which really make a difference in your life?