Updated: Oct 3, 2021
April 11, 2018
One. "I Love You"
Yes, even if some of us don't say it as often as we should, we enjoy hearing our lady tell us that she loves us. Saying "I love you" may feel unnatural to someone who has rarely heard it growing up. A woman’s love nurtures, and even the most masculine men thrive on such affection. So, next time your man comes home, wrap your arms around him and tell him “I love you”.
Two. "I Want You"
So, I know what you’re thinking, and this is not just about being sexual. In fact, this has more to do with the spiritual, mental and emotional needs, than mere sexual attraction. “I want you” is greater than the desires of the flesh, it caters to the cravings of the heart. It represents a person's desire to reach higher altitudes of love, with the desire to share mental space, emotional needs, intimate experiences, and spiritual relationships, in efforts to be more aligned. Saying "I want you" is in essence saying, "I choose you".
Three. "I Need You"
I am sure it’s safe to say that we all desire a relationship that brings reciprocity. I’m not saying that you should be destitute or helpless, but I am saying that we men love to be needed in some way. It’s in our DNA ( or it should be) to protect, provide, and progress our families and legacy. When we feel needed, we feel a sense of purpose.
Four. "I Got You"
Times won’t always be easy, and even if you feel like he’s “Superman”, it’s always nice to know that your woman has your back. A man may never ask his woman for a thing, but even still, he wants to know that he has a true partner in his woman. A man needs a partner that is not afraid to roll up her sleeves, put in the work, and get the job done with him.
Five. "I Appreciate You"
You'd be amazed at how often this statement is left unsaid in relationships. Some people feel like that which is expected shouldn't be praised. Just because you think all men should be doing something, doesn't mean that you don't have to show your appreciation. Not trying to downpla
y what women contribute to relationships, but when you’re with a real man, he’s going to go above and beyond for you. That should be notice. No he doesn’t need a trophy for doing his job, but everyone deserves to hear “ I appreciate you”.
Six. "I Respect You"
Disrespecting your man may drive him away from you. This is why respect goes a long way. Men deserve respect, too. One of the greatest desires of a man is for him to be respected for who he is, and what he does. There are several ways to show a man that he is respected. A woman can demonstrate respect for her man by valuing his opinion, speaking to him respectfully, by how she carries herself when he is not around, and by being understanding of his humanness.
Seven. "I Trust You"
We all know that trust can take a really long time to earn, depending on the individual, especially if a person has been betrayed. Many relationships fail because of a lack of trust. When a trustworthy man feels like he is trusted by his woman, it gives him the confidence in knowing that his woman believes in him. Trust is fundamental. When a woman trusts her man, he feels empowered to lead her. You can't build a healthy relationship without trusting the person you are with. Nothing says "I love you" more than showing your man that you trust him-especially when he hasn't given you a reason not to.