HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO SAY “I LOVE YOU”? LEADING PSYCHOLOGIST REVEALS WHY FAILING TO SAY THESE THREE LITTLE WORDS CAN BE DAMAGING TO YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
When was the last time you said “I love you” to someone that wasn’t your romantic partner? Chances are if you’re British, that would be… never.
New research by flower experts Interflora has revealed just how little we tell family and friends we love them. Over half of people (51%) have never told their best friend they love them, 32% have not told their Dad and a quarter (25%) have never said the words to their Mum.
There’s a stereotype that British people don’t talk about their feelings, but leading psychologist Dr Becky Spelman says failing to say “I love you” to our family and friends could have long term damaging effects on our relationships. Here, Becky explains why it’s important to tell family and friends you care, and how you can share your feelings more openly.