It seems like no more than a week goes by before some kind of tragedy or catastrophe rocks the foundations of our fragile existences. This week, it was the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 and injured hundreds more. Now more than ever, it has become so, so important to figure out how to tell someone how much you love them. Every moment that we let pass without doing this is a moment that we could lose the opportunity to express how we feel forever.
Although most devoted couples likely drop I love you bombs on one another regularly, it never hurts to go that extra mile to really let them know just how much you care and why. There's no need for things to devolve into a Nicholas Sparks novel, but taking the time to give the person you love some extra TLC is literally never a bad thing. This way, you can fall asleep knowing that one of the most important people in your life knows how you feel. Life's short — it's up to us to seize every moment to fill those around us which as much love as we can.
1. Tell Them You Appreciate Them
Letting the people around us know that we not only love them, but also appreciate them, is something that most people forget to do regularly. I get it, life is busy and matters of the heart can be the first things that are pushed to the wayside when life gets stressful. But don't let that be your excuse for not thanking your partner for all of the wonderful things they do for you. No relationship is perfect, but if you and your partner spend the majority of your time together happy, then someone's doing something right.
2. Tell Them How Their Presence Makes Your Life Better
At one point or another, we've all probably consumed enough self-help media to know that no partner or relationship should be able to make or break our self-esteem or self-worth. That being said, it would be so unbelievably negligent to pretend that our partners don't bring so many positive experiences to our lives — ultimately making us happier than we probably would have been without them.
In the midst of life's chaos, it can be such a relief just to know that you don't have to suffer though hardships all on your own. Whether it's a partner, friend, or family member — even if there's just one person you know you can call who will be loving and supportive — don't miss your chance to let that person know how much joy they bring to your life.
3. Tell Them You Love And Accept Them For Who They Are
It can be so easy to take those we love for granted. Instead, we should take every opportunity that presents itself to celebrate all of the wonderful and unique qualities that make your partner who they are. Sure, sometimes they get on our nerves, but they also do so many other things that outweigh the bad. Nobody's perfect — there may very well be things that we all might secretly want to change about our partners if we could. But the moment they weaseled their way into your heart was the moment that you agreed to accept and appreciate their short-comings — just like they probably have with yours.
It only takes a few seconds to send a text and only few minutes to make a phone call, and in the end, it could very well make all the difference. So pick up the phone and let the people you love know that you care.
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