Saying “I love you” is of utmost importance but your partner should know of your other feelings for and about them. Sharing these words helps your relationship stay strong and helps build love, trust, and respect. These are other sentiments your partner should hear from you.
1. You Can do It
One of the cornerstones of any great relationship is each other’s ability to believe in their partner. Words of encouragement like ‘you can do it’ go a long way to boosting the confidence of your partner and helping to strengthen the bond between the two of you. There is no better combination than knowing that somebody loves you and that they believe in you no matter what.
2. You’re Beautiful/handsome
Obviously ‘I love you’ is the go to comment when you are in a serious relationship, but it’s good to mix it up every now and then so that the sentiment doesn’t lose its power. Telling your partner that they are beautiful/handsome is great comment to switch it up every now and then, it might take them by surprise and give them an extra little boost of self-confidence.
3. I’m Proud of You
Sometimes your partner might embark on a mission or activity that they are really passionate about, but unfortunately it may not end in complete success. In these moments of frustration the thing to remember to tell them is not matter what, you are completely proud of them. It will help them to remember that it’s not all about the winning; it’s about putting yourself out there and giving things a try.
4. Let’s Go on a Date
One of the worst things that can happen in a long-term relationship is that everything starts to become a bit too routine and overly predictable. Keep things a little fresh but surprising your other half with a last minute date night every now and then. It shows that you have been thinking about them all day and that you want to be fun and spontaneous. Even if it just a trip to the local movie theatre, it’s still some unplanned fun alone time.
5. I Appreciate You
A lot of relationships tend to break down because one or both partners start to feel unappreciated. Make sure that your loved one knows exactly how much they mean to you by telling them explicitly that you appreciate them and everything that they do for you both physically and emotionally. Everybody loves to know that they are appreciated; humans do have fragile egos after all!
6. I Support You
There will definitely be times when your partner might become involved in a career move or activity that you do not personally feel right about or agree with, but the important thing to let them know is that no matter what happens, you support them in everything they choose to do.
7. I’m Sorry
Two magic words that can save a whole heap of trouble! Knowing when to swallow your pride and say you’re sorry is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship. Long lasting partnerships are all about compromise and compassion for your loved one, so even if your pride is hurt, say you’re sorry and you’ll be amazed about how much relief it can bring to a situation!
What other positive affirmations do you think a partner needs/deserves to hear?