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10 things to whisper into your partner’s ears and make him/her go weak in the knees

Man whispering to womans ear

Lost for words to convey your heart-felt love? Many times we are unable to put into words what we feel in our hearts. Here are 10 things you can say to your sweetheart that will help you convey the depth of your love.

  1. In the film, As Good As It Gets Jack Nicholson said to Helen Hunt, “I’m a better man when I’m with you,” and every woman in the audience sighed. It’s a line you can borrow and elaborate on.
  2. Try starting a sentence with “I fell in love with you when…” and filling in the blank. Reminding each other of one of the sweetest times of your lives together will rekindle your romance.
  3. Share with your love something special that s/he once told you. It could be an experience from his/her childhood or something s/he revealed in the beginning of your relationship.
  4. Tell that you want him/her to be the father/mother of your children. [Don’t say this unless you’re in it for the long haul].
  5. “You’re the one” may be the most romantic and declarative statement you can make to the person you love. Short and sweet, but it covers all the bases.
  6. Don’t just say “I love you.” Add “because…” and give a reason. Your mate may know that you love him/her; saying why from time to time will let your sweetie know that you really mean it.
  7. Tell your mate that if you could do it all over again, you’d still pick only him/her. As the pressures of life get to us, we may daydream about restarting our lives. Letting your other half know that you would want to be together, no matter what, will feel great to both of you.
  8. The next time your love does something that tweaks you, let him/her know that although upon occasion you may dislike some of the things he/she does, your love is unconditional.
  9. When you find yourself having a deeply moving experience with your lover, say to him/her, “No matter what happens in my life, I will always cherish you and remember this amazing time we’re having together.” It will create a great memory for both of you.
  10. “I look forward to growing old with you” may be the most affirming statement you can make to your other half.

Honest and sincere communication often comes when we are feeling a bit vulnerable, and that is one of the most precious gifts you can give to your mate.

With luck, you will grow old together. Sharing your life with someone you truly love, and with whom you can really talk to, is a true blessing.

This was first published in the September 2010 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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Barton Goldsmith
Dr Barton Goldsmith, PhD, an award-winning and highly sought-after keynote speaker, business consultant and internationally syndicated author, has helped develop creative and balanced leadership in several Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government organisations worldwide. He lives in California, USA.


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