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Telling Someone I Love You

Aug 27, 2008
We all dream of being swept off our feet, falling madly in love, and living happily ever after. Unfortunately, falling in love rarely happens like it does in the movies and when you start to feel like you love someone you may not know how or when it is appropriate to tell them.

This can make for a lot of uncomfortable little, or not so little, moments in your budding relationship. Telling someone that you love isn't only about sharing your feelings, it is about being vulnerable and accepting the fact that you may be rejected as a result of your feelings, and this can be down right scary!

Saying the Words

When you know that you love someone, think of a special way to do it. Maybe you could plan a special dinner, revisit the location where you first met, or just plan something out of the ordinary that will help set the stage. This may give you the confidence and the build up that you need to actually say the words aloud.

Make sure to start off telling the person that you love that you want to be open with them. Tell them that you believe that communication is key and you have something really important to tell them and you aren't sure how they are going to respond. You will want to make sure that you are able to look into your loved one's eyes when you say the words. And then, just say it.

Saying the words out loud will be the hardest and the easiest thing you have ever done in your life. When you say the words you not only unleash a big burden you are also taking on possible rejection, which may leave you with an odd mix of emotions.

After you say the words you need to be prepared for a reaction from the other person. You need to prepare for the fact that the person may not feel the same way and determine ahead of time what this will mean. You also need to be prepared for your partner to be speechless and just not know what to say, this is a common response.

Remember that telling someone that you love them is not something that you should rush into. In addition, telling someone that you love them isn't all there is to it. You also need to show the person that you love them and care for them by being friendly toward them, talking to one another, and just spending quality time together. Love is a commitment, but it can be an awesome experience when you remember that to maintain love you will need to work at it.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating services.
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