How Often Do You Give Your SO Words of Affirmation?

posted 1 year ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Been together 8 years married for almost 2. I say I love you very often but beyond that for some reason I have a hard time with words of affirmation. It just feels awkward and forced even though I totally mean it. I think it’s way more in my head. He’s much better at it than me.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

PrincessPeach13 :  I am an extremely emotional person, and I love to talk about my feelings. I guess that is what 20+ years of therapy will give you…

I am very open with my feelings of deep love, abundance feeling of gratitude, and just like all the love that I have is over-flowing. Luckily for me, my husband is receptive to that kind of gushyness and lets me literally snuggle against him trying to get as close as possible cuz “I just love you so much”.

 

We’ve been together for ten years, married just over a year.

By the way, If you’ve never seen Catana Comics, it’s a super cute comic of what feels like my life.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Words of affirmation are definitely one of my main love languages, so I say I love you a lot (multiple times per day) and also more in-depth gushing stuff pretty frequently. FH is certainly less open about his feelings (although he does reciprocate), but that’s fine. We’ve been together for 4 and a half years and due to be married in a couple of months. 

Those catana comics are so my life too. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

We do this sometimes! It’s always sponteneous, probably only every month or so, but suddenly one of us will just say something like “I love you so much, you’re so important to me” or something like that when we’re having a nice time together. We actually don’t say “I love you” super often – usually only when one of us is leaving for a trip that the other isn’t coming on or in a warm moment like that, so it still kinda melts my heart to hear it. 

We’ve been together almost four years, married a little over one with a baby due in Nov. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Probably several times a day, a least and we are getting married next year but have been together 9 years.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Everyday.  Married 4 years together for 6. He needs this more than I do but he gives it pretty frequently too.  I get an I love you text after he gets to work every day like clockwork & he always makes little comments when we’re together.  Just his nature.  

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I tell my husband I lov him many times during the day and I tell him how much I appreciate him and what he does for our family at least 3 times a week. We got married last month, been together for 4 and have a 3 year old son. We have a wonderful house and I’m able to stay home with our son all because of him. I never want him to think I take him for granted. I’m lucky enough to such a wonderful amazing man that wants to spend forever with me. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Everyday. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Daily. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Words of affirmation are not my love language. I don’t need to hear how great you think I am- just take out the trash please.

Edited to add, I do tell him fairly often that I’m appreciative of him

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

eeniebeans :  Lololol I hear you on the trash! Personally I would like to hear how great I am and have the trash taken out, as well as receive loads of gifts on the reg. Physical touch and quality time are also appreciated. What can I say, I am a love language whore.

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