Chances are, if you are married or are engaged to be married, you and your partner have uttered the phrase, “I love you” to one another. If you haven’t, well, maybe you aren’t ready to get married yet, son. Dr. John Keefe, a wedding minister in Oklahoma City, loves to see couples expressing their love for each other through a variety of sweet verbiage. Up the ante on “I love you” with these other charming ways to profess your feelings for your spouse.
“I’m lucky to be married to you!”
Let’s face it, we all need affirmation and appreciation. We want to know that our significant other is madly, deeply, and passionately head over heels for us. When a phrase like this is uttered, it solidifies that your partner doesn’t regret tying the knot with you.
“How can I help you?”
When we marry someone, we aren’t becoming the fixer of their problems. We are becoming their helper. Asking your significant other if there is anything you can help them with goes far beyond inquiring about the household chores or taking care of children. Ask your spouse how you can be of service to them when they are struggling with a real problem. Remember, you’re a helper, not a fixer.
“I want you.”
These three little words let your partner know that you desire them in every way possible, including sexually. By saying these words, you’re creating an atmosphere of passion around your marriage. Your partner will feel seen and heard by you as well as emotionally charged and alive.
“What do you think?”
Do you realize how much power is behind this simple phrase? “What do you think?” is one of the most sentimental things you can ever say to your significant other, especially concerning a heated issue. When you say these words, you are setting the stage for an open dialogue session between you and your spouse. You are telling them that their point of view matters to you.
“What would I do without you?”
Have you ever experienced a sad time in your life or something that was particularly trying and all you could think was, “How could I have ever gotten through this without my partner?” If you find yourself in a situation like this, make sure to tell your spouse how you feel. When your loved one sees you struggling, it helps to knows that they are “your person.”
“You are so good looking!”
It’s true; we don’t only want to be desired for our looks alone, but, c’mon now, it never hurts our egos to be told how beautiful or handsome we are. Make sure you are telling your husband or wife this phrase at least once a day. It’s such a refreshing feeling knowing that your partner is doting on you and thinks that you’re attractive.
Sometimes, you just have to apologize. Owning up to our mistakes and asking for forgiveness from those we have hurt is a tough pill to swallow. Drop your guard and tell your partner that you are sorry when you have wronged them. It’ll be like medicine for both of your souls