By Lucas Owen
You have reached the point where you feel the need to express your love for your partner in words. You probably didn’t see this coming and yet, here it is. However, you are wondering just how you should go about it. Let’s start at the beginning.
You feel fantastic and truly believe that you love this person and that’s fine. However, as human beings, we can often mistake passion for love. They are not one and the same. Simply because a person makes you feel a certain way doesn’t always mean that you love them. Take a look back on your life to the moments when you have felt that you loved a partner in your past relationships. From your experience, did those occasions turn out to be love or something else?
Although you feel wonderful at this point and are sure that this is a person you truly love, they may not necessary feel the same way. This may be an issue that you don’t want to consider as it may ruin this wonderful feeling that you have. However, you have to consider this and be absolutely prepared for it. Hence, do not put all of your hopes on your partner reciprocating the emotion that you are about to reveal to them. By being prepared for whatever comes next, you will be able to react appropriately without jeopardizing the relationship.
Be In A Relatively Quiet Place
When you choose to do it, avoid being in a noisy place. These places will cause distractions and can negatively affect the mood. You should do it in an environment that is relatively friendly and peaceful. This is going to be a special moment and the last thing you want is for the blaring horn of a car passing by or the screams of fans cheering at an event to ruin the moment.
You feel that you are truly in love and may want to tell the world. When you are in love, there is a part of the brain called the caudate nucleus that releases a chemical called dopamine. High levels of dopamine cause satisfaction, excitement and a huge boost in energy. Hence, you may be tempted to become somewhat overzealous in your attempt to tell your partner how you feel. Do refrain from doing this. Keep the announcement personal and as private as possible. At least, for now.
If you are really nervous about doing this, start practicing. You do not want to mess up the big moment by twisting your words or even worse, not saying them properly. Start saying the words, “I love you” over and over to yourself. If you have to, stand in front of a mirror and do this. This exercise is important for two reasons. It will enable you to learn how to say the words correctly. It will also allow you to learn if the words are true to you. When you say it out to yourself, you will be able to tell whether what you are saying is genuine by how you feel when you say it. If it sounds genuine, then you have tremendously helped yourself in this process.
Hold Your Partner’s Hand And Look Into Their Eyes
Creating this kind of contact will increase your confidence and make the moment more intimate. Your partner knows that you are about to tell them something important and it prepares them. It also allows them to give you their undivided attention. Their undivided attention is what you obviously need at this moment. The eyes do say a lot about a person’s true emotions. Hence, look into your partner’s eyes.
Smile And Say It
While smiling, say the words, “I love you.” It’s really that blunt. When you have said the words, do not linger, expecting some kind of positive response. You may make the moment awkward by doing this. Simply lean over and plant a soft kiss on your partner’s face. If your partner responds positively, the moment will take on a life of its own. If they do not respond positively, there is no harm done. You have expressed your feelings and aren’t pressuring them by lingering on.
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