Image courtesy of Withaya Phansawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net. When is the right time to tell someone that you love them?
I Love You - what a fascinating word. It can said wholeheartedly with meaning, and on the other hand - this exact same word can be said to someone by another multiple times a day with the meaning being diminished.
Every couple is different, yet we all know that we must say this magic word with sincerity and tact. In SMS communications, you can purport this word to mean 381: three words, eight letters and one meaning. This is what I Love You means in a love based relationship, and is meant to mean.
In a euphoric relationship, this word is said many times a day. Is it sincere? Or is that other person putting their supposed soulmate up on pedestals all the time?
When you say "I Love You" to someone, your actions must back up your intentions. Say it one minute, and the next you're having an affair; in that moment you've just diffused the power of this word.
You can even feel love for someone without having even met them. Strange yet true. There was a friend of mine who made an enquiry to re-finance her home loan, and she received a phone call back from a man who runs this particular mortgage business. From that conversation they stayed in touch and loved each other on the onset, without the need to meet each other. Despite this relationship lasted about three months in all.
There is another friend of mine who is in love with a man, and they have been going out for a few months. They're taking it slow and steady in their relationship. They have kissed and hugged, and there are hugs and kisses in e-mails and other written correspondence. Interestingly enough, they have not said "I Love You" to each other yet; even though this friend is clearly in love with this man. She does not mean it yet, even though she does. The man she is with is in the middle of a separation with his ex-wife. Maybe (just maybe) once that process is finalised, those words with break out with super charged meaning, grace and finesse to her boyfriend - ceteris paribus.
You must mean it when to say to someone "I Love You" without getting caught up in states on mania with many of those pleasant emotions and chemicals that ignite the moment you fall in love and meet someone. Stay grounded, and ensure your partner does. When those words finally come out in their own time, they will be meaningful and super special. Not just an everyday occurrence.