Have You Ever Said I Love You First?

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When I started dating Alex, I knew I loved him early on. Im usually pretty guarded, but since I was so enamored, those three words lingered dangerously on the tip of my tongue. So, after just a couple weeks, as we were falling asleep, I couldnt help nervously whispering, I think Im falling in love with you. His reply? I think Im already there.


Obviously, however, it doesnt always go so smoothly. In past relationships, Ive said I love you, and the other person just said, Thank youor vice versa. Ouch. Then you have to just sit there with a big I-love-you elephant in the room for the rest of the night.

Its nerve wracking because, as Seinfeld says, if you dont get that return, thats a pretty big Matzo ball hanging out there.

Have you ever been the first to say I love you, or do you prefer to wait?

(Top photo of us by Max Wanger, back when we were newly engaged and just babies!)



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