Paulo Coelho is dope. If you don’t know how he is, he’s the author of the best-selling book The Alchemist. When it comes to dealing with this particular topic, there is something he once said that is pretty on point:
“I am surprised how difficult for people is to say, ‘I love you’. They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear ‘I love you too’ back. Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
If you’re someone who has no problem saying, “I love you” but you’re in a relationship with a guy who rarely (if ever) does, you probably just read this and thought to yourself, “FINALLY! A man who understands where I’m coming from!” But before you text the quote to your man, take a moment and ask yourself the following questions.
If you need to hear “I love you”, then, of course, it’s important that your man says it. But is it such a big deal that the words mean more than his actions do?