When’s the right time to tell someone you have feelings for, how you truly feel? When’s the right time to let your guard down and be vulnerable without the fear of being hurt? We live in a society where expressing one’s feelings are seen as a show of weakness. And this has made a lot of people insensitive to love, and its offerings thereof.
We can all agree that there’s a huge difference from the first time you said “I Love You” as a teenager, and now that you’re all grown. There’s a deeper revelation in terms of understanding, in meaning and in expressive interpretation of your emotions. A difference only experience can teach.
Because of how hurt we’ve been from failed/past relationships, it’s understandable why a lot of us cringe at the idea of telling someone we love that we love them. The fact that we feel the way we do towards others doesn’t necessarily breed confidence in us most of the time. I mean, we all have legitimate reasons why we struggle to say the ‘L’ word, especially in those awkward moments when someone says “I Love You” to us, and our responses usually are; “oh, that’s nice”, or “thanks”.
Love was never meant to be hidden. Love was never meant to be the reason we are afraid. By all means, guard your heart from hurt and from people who are manipulative and toxic, but don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from experiencing and expressing true love. If you love someone, please tell them. Life’s too short not to.
How did you feel the first time you told someone you loved them? I’d love to hear your stories.
– With Love, From Love.
Credit: This piece was written by Aniré Okene for Ytainment News