everyday expressions of love
March 27, 2008 1:02 PM Subscribe
In an average relationship, how often and how intensely do people express their love for each other (in private)?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (28 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I don't have vast experience with relationships. I'm in one now, the other person is very committed and I am not as sure. I had accepted that I was just more "beloved" than "lover", that this happens sometimes. (I have read the threads about the kind of things like chemistry and finding M- Right and so on.)
I was impressed and touched how much my partner expresses their love and felt I was more loved by this person than I could have expected, even if my feelings back were not fully as strong. But then a friend mentioned casually how often their partner expresses love, and I realized since these expressions are most often private, I have no idea what is normal or average. Please clue me in.
If you have personal experience that is relevant to the lover-beloved question, your views on that are also very welcome.
If you feel comfortable answering, please include details of your experience(s) like ages, length of relationship, and how much this changes over the years or with different people.
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