Check out these three little words. I could almost guarantee that if you use these in your relationship, you’ll have a secure, lasting relationship. None of us use them enough and I’m going to start tomorrow.
I Miss You
What an honest phrase and one that doesn’t get used enough. It tells a partner that they are wanted, needed, desired and loved. Imagine receiving a call during the day that said, “just called to say I miss you.”
Please Forgive Me
Many broken relationships could be put back together if partners would take responsibility for their mistakes and actions and ask for forgiveness. Nobody expects us to be perfect and saying I’m sorry implies that you wish you hadn’t done it and don’t plan to do it again.
I Respect You / I Trust You
Respect and trust is just another way of showing love and care for someone. It puts you both on the same level as equals. When both partners feel equal in every way, fantastic things happen. It’s the one way I know to make the grass greener on your side of the fence.
Maybe You’re Right
If you have trouble admitting you’re wrong, try using “maybe you’re right”. You can be in a heated argument with tempers flaring and use those three words to calm everything down so neither of you says anything that can’t be taken back. Everthing will calm down and you can go back later to discuss things in a more balanced way.
I Appreciate It
Gratitude makes all the difference when someone is going out of their way to please you or to make your life easier. If you want to keep this attitude toward you, don’t take it for granted and say thank you for as many things as you can.
Count On Me
Loyalty is the keystone to a lasting relationship. Knowing that whatever happens, regardless how serious or tragic, that you will be there is emotional glue that will last a lifetime.
Let Me Help
Do you pitch in and help without being asked? In a relationship it’s difficult to always share the load 50/50, so even if you’re feeling lazy, get up and help out. It will validate the effort your partner is putting in and you’ll earn their respect.
I Understand You
It’s amazing how close you will be to your partner when you listen and let them know that you understand how they feel about something. We all have feelings and emotions that we need to have validated and accepted by someone we love and respect.
Go For It
Support your partner in his or her dreams even if they aren’t your dreams. We all read about men who climb mountains while their wives are home taking care of the house and the kids. Where would they be if their spouse didn’t support their dream? It’s what made it possible! Even if you think the dream is nuts, remember that it’s not your dream and it’s important. Do your best to help make the dream a reality.
I Love You
You can never say it too often. It satisfies a person’s deepest emotional needs. They feel a sense of belonging and a feeling that they’re special just for existing. Take every opportunity to let someone know you love them. It’s really powerful stuff.
I’ll Be There
Have you ever had to call a friend when you were in need and heard the phrase “I’ll be there?” Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. The feelings of trust and reliability go both ways, that’s what makes this phrase so fantastic. It’s like a safety belt on life.