- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 1:40PM
The words 'I love you' have a lot of power. There's nothing like the feeling you get when you love and know you're loved!
But it turns out that there is another phrase that couples believe means more to them, and it's all to do with being there for that special someone.
A relationship expert has suggested that there could be another phrase which will help us connect more and reach out when we're in a tiff, and that is:
"How can I help?"
Many people don't ask for help because they worry it burdens others. So, it's always important to have open communication and support for your loved one.
Psychologist Jane Greer has opened up on the subject, saying, "A lot of times, we will look to help by offering advice, which typically is the last thing someone wants to hear or will find helpful.
"How can I help?" conveys five important things: You're tuned in to your partner, aware of what they're going through, considering their feelings and needs, empathetic to their situation, and looking to help out on a supportive, concrete level."
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