9 Ways To Say I Love You Without Saying 'I Love You'

9 Ways To Say I Love You Without Saying 'I Love You'

Everyone needs love, but not everyone knows how to say it.


With Valentine's Day coming up, it's important to show the ones you love that you care. Of course, materialistic gifts are a sign of love, but spreading love and appreciation to friends and family with gifts of kindness can also go a long way in showing people how important they truly are. However, if your relationship with someone isn't ready for the "I love you" conversation or you want to show love to a friend or a crush, here are some ways to say "I love you" without those specific three words:

1. I appreciate you.


Sometimes it's just nice to know that someone is acknowledging what you do on a daily basis. Telling someone you appreciate them is a way of showing your gratitude and respect for that person.

2. Don't forget to drink water.


Yes, it's a silly and common reminder to drink water. But reminding someone something as simple as that is showing them that you care about their health and their well-being.

3. You are enough.


It's no secret that life is hard. Sometimes people just need to hear that they're doing just fine. This is a great way to tell someone that's feeling blue that you believe in them. And they should believe in themselves too.

4. You look healthy.


Compliments about one's looks can be flattering, but telling someone that they look healthy instead of beautiful or pretty shows that you're truly looking at their entire essence instead of just first impressions.

5. Have a great day today.


Again, it's a simple reminder to tell someone to have a great day. But what's nicer than wishing someone the best of luck? Don't forget that the simplest things can make the biggest impact on others.

6. Are you okay?


Asking someone how they're doing is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Being there to listen or to give someone their space is all someone can ask for in any relationship.

7. I trust you.


It's good to know when you have someone close you can rely on and it's even better to know that someone feels the same way about you. Telling someone you trust them, whether they've heard it before or not, is an effective way to remind them that you have their back and they have yours.

8. Breathe.


This is a daily reminder I think that everyone needs to hear. Whether someone is having a good day or a bad day, it never hurts to tell someone, especially someone you care for, to take a breath every once in a while. It will help them get through their day and know that someone is looking out for them.

9. Thank you for being you.


We've been taught that if someone does something good toward others, you thank them for their time and service. Well, what's a better way to say "thank you" than thanking them for being them? Being a friend, a significant other, a family member, etc. takes a lot of time and effort. Thanking them for being there will show them that you recognize what they do for you and that it deserves acknowledgment.

If none of these suggestions seem to express how you feel towards your special someone, then tell them what's on your mind! Everyone deserves love and affection, especially around this time of the year, and all it takes is for someone, like you, to reach out to those you care about! Happy Loving!

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11 Struggles Every Nice Girl Understands

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We are all taught to be kind-hearted human beings. Nonetheless, some of us seem to follow through more than others: we're called the "nice girls." But being the nice girl isn't all hearts and smiles — in fact, sometimes it's more trouble than it's worth.

1. You take on way more than you can handle because the word "no" is not a part of your vocabulary.

2. When you actually do have the courage to say no, you feel like the worst person in the world.

3. People take advantage of you like it's their job.

4. Your kindness is often mistaken for weakness — people neglect to realize that even the nice girls have backbones.

5. You entertain every Tom, Dick and Harry because you don't have the heart to say, "F*** off!"

6. You feel that you need to keep everyone around you happy.

7. Always forgetting to keep yourself happy in the process.

8. Sometimes you wonder if your purpose in life is simply to please everyone around you.

9. You can never lie because everyone knows that high-pitched tone you get when you try.

10. You keep most of your problems to yourself because you couldn't possibly trouble someone else with your feelings.

11. Yet, you're the master of listening to other people's issues.

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5 Signs Your Boyfriend Might Be A Dirty Rotten Cheater

Now that we have Valentine's Day behind us, I finally feel comfortable bursting your precious love bubble and giving you the real tea on how all of those things you're questioning about your boyfriend are probably just signs he's cheating on you.


I just spent the last week with my jaw on the floor after the discovery that my best friend spent the better part of 2 years with a guy who was actually cheating ( a lot ) basically the entire length of their relationship. And now that we have Valentine's Day behind us, I finally feel comfortable bursting your precious love bubble and giving you the real tea on how all of those things you're questioning about your boyfriend are probably just signs he's cheating on you. If you encounter any of the following 5 signs, then girl you better get the hell outta dodge.

1. You NEVER get the invite to family gatherings.


Brunch with the fam? He's not calling you. Christmas Eve at Aunt Sheryl's? He's not calling you. His sister's birthday party? He's definitely not calling you. It may not seem like a big deal at first, but if he has met your mom, your dad, and your cousins and still isn't inviting you to come along, it's probably because he doesn't want his mom to get confused that he had a totally different girl over last week.

2. He can't stand you being anywhere near his phone.

Cheater's Phone

I would think this one is an obvious red flag, but you'd be surprised how many people believe guys who say they just want you to "respect their privacy." If he is constantly texting, snapping and shoving his phone into his pocket immediately after hitting that lock screen, you may very well be in for a world of hurt. If it's going off at 2 AM, well girl, I shouldn't have to say more to convince you he's cheating.

3. You rarely go out in public.


I know, I know, he's told you a hundred times that he's just a homebody and would rather be snuggled up watching "Catfish" with you than going out anywhere, but that's probably because he is just scared you guys will run into his other girlfriend. If you do end up going out, it's always out of town or something loud and crowded like a concert where you guys would be hard to spot.

4. He NEVER wants to post about you two on social media.

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He says stuff like "Oh, I just don't feel the need to publicize our love." or maybe "I have a crazy ex and I don't want her to harass you online." Those are both actually just lies. What he really wants to say is "I just don't want evidence and time stamps of our relationship in case I get caught." The best is when they tell you about how they like girls who are off the grid. Sounds like a cheater to me...

5. He's constantly accusing you of cheating.


Most girls I know will chalk this up to him just being a jealous guy. But let me tell you something honey, nothing makes you more paranoid than a guilty conscious. If every time you two argue, it divulges into him saying he's not sure if he can trust you or that you have too many guy friends or that he wonders what you're doing on nights without him, well he's probably just manifesting his own fears.

There are no promises here that he is definitely cheating, and if you really trust your man then more power to you. But if any of these signs had you thinking about your own relationship, then I highly recommend that you move on to the next one girl. There are plenty of other fish in the sea, even fish who won't cheat on you!

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