Most people perceive “I love you” as the most important and powerful words that someone can say to their partner. Indeed, every person enjoys hearing these three magical words.
But, has it ever occurred to you that there are phrases that hold much more power than a simple “I love you?” Phrases that when uttered by the person you love the most make you feel appreciated and special. Phrases that show that you occupy a special place in someone’s life. Phrases that have the power to make a relationship last forever.
Here are 7 phrases that matter more than a simple “I love you:”
1. “I believe in you.”
Let your significant other know how much you believe in them. Remind them of their worth. Remind them of their qualities and mental strength. Let them know that they’re smarter and stronger than they think they are. Let them know that they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Let them know that there will always be someone who knows how amazing and special they are.
2. “Thank You.”
No matter if you and your partner have been together for three months or three years, gratitude and good manners are always welcomed. By expressing gratitude, not only do you show your significant other how much you appreciate everything they do for you, but you also show them how much they mean to you.
3. “I’m always there for you.”
There aren’t words to describe how beautiful it is to have someone in your life that will always be there to ease your worries, dispel your doubts, alleviate your pain, and help you solve your problems.
Finding a person that is willing to stick with you through thick and thin and that is always there to catch you when you fall is one of life’s greatest blessings.
4. “I forgive you.”
Love knows no ego. Telling your partner that you forgive them, after they’ve made a mistake or said something hurtful to you, doesn’t mean that you are weak. Instead, it means that you love your significant other truly, that you believe them, and that you’ll never let a small mistake ruin your relationship.
5. “I want to see you succeed.”
Let your significant other know that you’re their biggest and most devoted fan. Let them know that you’ll always be there to encourage them to pursue their goals and dreams, regardless of how unrealistic they might appear to others. Let them know that they have what it takes to overcome whatever obstacle life may throw their way and get where they want to be in life.
6. “I love myself.”
Showing your significant other that you love yourself is as important as showing how much you love them. Because if you don’t love and respect yourself, you’ll never be able to love and respect anyone else.
7. “I’m so lucky to have you.”
When you say this phrase to your partner, you let them know how grateful you are for having them in your life. You let them know they’re the reason you wake up with a smile on your face in the morning. You let them know how happy and fulfilled they make you feel. You let them know that you can’t imagine living your life without them.