From Our Readers: Why We Stopped Saying "I Love You"
We just stopped saying "I love you."
It is too mainstream for us. We started showing how much we love each other instead. I'd meals for you and you'd return the lunch box to me, washed and cleaned. You'd drop me off to school and at home, and I'd give you a kiss before getting out of the car. You'd randomly text me within the day, saying, "I'm so glad and happy and proud that you are my girl."
I'd slip a note in your planner, saying, "If I were to fall in love again in another lifetime, I'd still choose you. I will always choose you."
We stopped saying I love you because we realized that these words would mean nothing without action. That there is so much more behind those three words; those three words can't even give justice to how much we love each other.
We stopped saying I love you because we have already embraced that part. There's no room for doubts nor pretentions. There's no need for affirmations or reassurances. Even without those three words, we can feel it in our hearts. We show it in every kiss, every caress, every gesture, every word uttered, every silence. We can see it in each other's stares.
We stopped saying I love you not because we stopped loving each other; it's because we love each other more than ever and we plan to do our best to keep it that way.