Reasons why your partner hasn’t said ‘I love you’ yet

I love you’ is what everyone wants to hear but sometimes waiting to hear those words from your partner can feel like an eternity.

There can be a number of reasons why your partner hasn’t professed their love for you yet, which can weigh heavily on you.

Understandably, every situation requires patience and so, we bring to you some possible reasons why your significant other hasn’t said the three magical words yet.

1. They’re not sure about what you feel
One of the most common things that restricts a person from expressing their true feelings is when they are unsure about how their partner feels about them. It is indeed scary to take a big step like declaring one’s love. Your partner might not be sure about how you’ll respond to this, so, showing massive signs of gratitude or appreciation will surely give them the push.

2. They have been hurt before
Past, hurtful relationships can leave you emotionally drained. It can further restrain you from expressing your true feelings to your current partner. Saying ‘I love you’ takes a lot of courage after one has been emotionally betrayed or hurt. Your partner might be feeling the same fear and so, there might be feelings of rejection swirling pst their mind.

3. They are dealing with personal issues
It may be difficult for your partner to think about love and profess their feelings to you if their mind is occupied with trivial matters like family issues, work productivity, health issues and more. To say ‘I love you’, one has to clear their mind of all other worldy things and be sure of their feelings, else you both may end up getting hurt.

4. They aren’t just ready
This may be hard to accept but, your partner may not be ready to completely invest themselves into a different person. Every relationship is unique and grows at its own pace. So your partner probably needs more time to adjust to the relationship. It can be a few months or even a year. Be patient and let your partner be comfortable in the relationship.

5. They’ve probably told you in their own special way
For you, the three magical words may be the most important, but for your partner, it may not. They might consider showing you their love in many different ways like making you your favourite breakfast when you’re sad or gifting you the Harry Potter pyjamas you’ve been searching for. Such actions are quite equivalent to professing your love. So remember, everyone has its own, unique way of expressing their love.

6. They’re emotionally unavailable
There are high chances that your partner isn’t serious about the relationship, compared to you. They resist opening up about their true feelings and intentions and avoid deeply emotional discussions. In such instances, your partner definitely prefers keeping their emotions to themselves, so you should expect much from them. Talk openly about what you both want, and if it isn’t acceptable to you, choose to walk away.


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