15 Ways To Say "I Love You" For a Healthy Relationship

Cheryl Brite May 12th 2015 Lifestyle
No relationship is easy. While you may love your partner, there is more to being in a relationship besides saying I love you. You need to show your partner that you care about them. When you show how much you care, your relationship can only thrive.

#1. Go With The Ups and Downs In Your Relationship

Every relationship has its high and low points. If you accept the highs and the lows and get though them together, your relationship is not only strengthened but the love you have for each other grows. You may have to deal with your stresses alone but when you come together in the end, it will be all worth it. Just have some faith.

#2. Forgiveness and Forgetting

Holding onto the past won't help anything. The last thing you want to do is bring your baggage into a new relationship. You can express you love for your partner by letting the past go and focusing on the future with your new love. You'll both be healthier in the long run by moving forward and not dwelling in the past.

#3. Accept Each Other's Beliefs About Relationships

You both have different views when it comes to relationships. So what do you do? Talk about what you believe a healthy relationship is. You show love by coming together as a couple with your beliefs and finding some common ground.

#4. Speak Up For What You Want

If you're not heard in your relationship, speak up. No one else can do it for you. Your partner needs to know what you need. They can't read your mind. The key is to be honest and open minded because saying I love you is meeting each others' needs.

#5. Disagree If Need Be

You're different than your partner, and you will have disagreements. It's a part of every relationship. The key is to accept each other's differences and accept that you will disagree. At the end of the day you still love each other. That's all that matters in the end.

#6. Always Question

If you have a question about your partner, ask them. It is the key to understanding them a little bit more. Saying I love you means learning about your partner's behavior and growing more as a couple. When you understand each other, you begin to see why you fell in love with your partner in the first place.

#7. Deal With Problems When They Come

The last thing you want to do is put your problems on the back burner because they will fester overtime. Face your problems like adults and you will have less conflict in the future. When you understand how your partner is feeling, they feel loved. When you deal with your problems together instead of apart, you grow closer as a couple.

#8. Listening Is Key

This is important in any relationship you have. You're really saying I love you when you listen to your partner talk about their worries and concerns without being judged. They need you to see things from their point and view. When you understand your partner, they know you're their to support them no matter what.

#9. Fun As A Couple

Fun is essential in a relationship. Finding out what your partner likes to do to have a good time and taking an interest will bring you closer as a couple. When they do the same for you, that is saying I love you. Together you can incorporate what you and your partner think is fun into your daily lives.

#10. Be Close

Learn how to stay close to each other throughout the years because it can be hard when kids come into the picture. You have to make your partner a priority. Say I love you by making it through the things that keep you apart. The reality of your life may send you and your partner drifting away from each other but the key is to always find your way back to each other no matter the cost.

#11. Stay In Tune With Your Dreams And Goals

Keep your partner in the loop when it comes to your dreams and goals in life. It's important to share your life with each other. When they feel more involved, you are saying I love you because you want to share them with your partner. You want your partner to be a part of your dreams and goals.

#12. Apologize

Admitting when you're wrong is a humbling experience in a relationship. Together you can overcome anything. You will both be happier in the long run, trust me. Saying I love you means putting aside your pride and apologizing so you can put all of it behind you and move forward in your relationship.

#13. Respect Yourself And What You're Worth

Your self respect and self worth is vital to being in a healthy relationship. It's important to love yourself and accept yourself for who you are. When you love yourself, you can love your partner. Nothing says I love you by including your partner in your path to finding your best self.

#14. Cooperate As A Couple

Work together in your relationship to show how much you love each other. Don't expect your partner to take over all the responsibility of the household while you're way. Do something out of the norm with your partner to let them know you value and care about them. Saying I love you means knowing how to cooperate as a couple.

#15. Recognize Unhealthy Relationships

You need to realize when your involved in a relationship that is no good for you. Do you just keeping picking the wrong partner? Figure out why this behavior exists within you and change your behavior. Saying I love you means knowing when to let the unhealthy partner go and realizing that you love yourself enough to find someone who is good for you and deserves your love.


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