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    All the Different Ways We Say I Love You

    Written by: Elyse Sinsay

    I love my husband. Like a lot. When people find out we are married, because they are shallow, they don’t get it. My husband, by his own words, is a fat Filipino kid, and I am, well, not that. I’m Colombian and I do my best to NOT be the typical chef size. When my husband shows people my picture they are genuinely surprised, like he could never be with someone like me or when I tell people he’s my husband, people say, ‘Really?! He’s so… Loud”. Well, they say other things but the point is they just don’t get it.

    Our friends and family, however, now that’s a different story. One of my husband’s best friends once said that Antho, my husband, never has to worry about me leaving him because, ‘have you ever seen you two together, man?!” Other people meet us or rather finally see us together (our friends) and just laugh and say they get it, we are perfect for each other or (my favorite) we are the same person just with different genitalia. We just laugh, because that is a big part of our relationship. Laughter. I mean I am a big believer in “for a relationship to work you should be with someone who has similar interests”. Check. “Same goals”. Check. “Makes you happy”. Check. “Wants the same things out of life”. Check, check. But our relationship is filled with so much more than just checks off a list. It’s filled with a genuine desire to do whatever we can to make the other happy and fulfilled. Happiness/laughter included.

    Which brings me to this time of year. Being thankful. Being thankful for my family but specifically for my spouse. Yes, I know we spend valentines and our anniversaries on saying how much we love them but today I want to talk about all the ways we say I love you that ISNT saying I love you. Because really we are thankful for them, because without them life would be a little less interesting. And I for one, am thankful for my other half, my secret keeper, my joke teller, my human pillow, my friend. So, here are my top 25 ways married people may say I love you, the hilarious, serious and everything in between. I’m sure I won’t cover everything but it’s all true, because we kind of like that person sitting next to us in bed…

    1)      Did you eat yet? Because making sure you stay alive is important…

    2)      I know you didn’t eat you liar. I’ll go make you something, what do you want? Because we all do it, either because we are waiting for them or because we like to be taken care of…

    3)      Don’t eat that, you won’t like it!! Because there is a 50/50 chance it’s true or it’s anew flavor that I tried first and I don’t want to share…

    4)      Do you have enough (insert your favorite item here)? Because, well, duh. And we know you NEED it…

    5)      Did you take your meds? This one may not be all the time, unless you have a need for it, but when its allergy season or you have a cold, you know what I’m talking about…

    6)      Don’t go in there or you might want to give that a minute… when referencing the bathroom. Because well, we value your nose. And a bomb was just dropped…

    7)      Damn barking spiders. Farts, I’m talking about farts. You were warned instead of not claiming them or running away…

    8)       Its Friday and you HAVEN’T watched Scandal. That’s love.

    9)      The DVR is not full of just HIS or just HER shows and neither one of you is deleting them.

    10)  One of you leaves out clothes/PJs for the other when they come home from working late.

    11)  Making eggs. The way they like them. Exactly. It’s really harder than you think. Trust me.

    12)  Watching a movie. Either he watches a chick flick and doesn’t complain or she watches a dude movie and doesn’t sigh the whole time…

    13)  Buying different sheets because it make one of you too hot…

    14)  Coming home early because one of us is in pain/sick and needs the home support. But didn’t ask…

    15)  Getting ice cream and French fries at 11:00pm for a snack…

    16)  Making dinner for the other after they have come home from working a long day…

    17)  Listening to each others music. We suffer through it now just because we know you like it, and at this point, we have gotten used to it…

    18)  Maintaining the car. Your safety is important…

    19)  Joining in on your love of things because seeing you happy makes us happy too…

    20)  Fighting. If you don’t love someone enough to fight with them… then what are you doing there?

    21)  Teasing each other. Only your wife/ husband can say certain things and live to talk about it. Again and again…

    22)  Scaring each other, in fun. This one may only be for me and my husband but I scare the crap out of him in the dark around corners sometimes… it’s hilarious…

    23)  Making sure you both don’t look stupid. In all aspects. Clothing. Hair. Pictures. But if he insists that his dance moves are on point, you just gotta let him act a fool…

    24)  After you finish laughing at him from the aforementioned dance moves, remember to join in and look stupid together. Because you are a team after all….

    25)  And finally, having kids. Because nothing says I love you more than a little mini me running around reminding you of how much I love you really means… (Fur babies count too!)

    That’s it! My list, my love note, my I’m thankful for you husband list, the married people shenanigans list of 2015. I hope it was as much fun for you to read and agree with me on as it was for me to come up with. Until next time ladies, and as always, a very merry un-birthday to you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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