Compassion and Love

by Donna

Last night I asked my husband if he Loves me. He said to me yes I love you. I then asked him if he could tell me more often that he loved me. We have been married 37 years and he said "That is silly". I said to him, I know that you don't require this but I do. I need to hear the words. You used to freely say the words and now you don't and it is very nice to hear it. I said to him that the fact that he thinks it's silly is not important, if I feel that need, he should be happy to oblige. What are your thoughts?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Relationship and Counseling Forum.

If you would like to receive the Couples Guide Newsletter containing articles on relationships, please sign up below.

Visit  The Relationship Forum  to get and give advice on your relationship issues.

If you're struggling with your relationship, this is the place to talk about it!
Our counselors will answer your questions.
And you, our readers, can offer advice from your experience.

Eugene Kayser, MA, MFT's profile on the Gottman Referral Network