When the honeymoon period is over and a relationship settles into a comfortable zone, there is definitely a tendency for anyone of us to take our partners for granted. We know it happens, we try to avoid it, yet sometimes circumstances are such that we don't realise that we are guilty of it at all.
We know that we love him / her, and we believe that our partner loves us just as much, but sometimes its as simple as saying : "I Love You" when they least expect it that makes the difference.
U know us "women" (although men are as susceptible to it far more than they care to admit!) ... we need to be constantly reassured.
I've always believed that the relationships that last are usually those whereby both parties really bother to actually work at it. Sure - take it as naturally as it comes, but even machines that run on their own need oiling now and then! It's when you are able to fall in love over and over with your partner that you truly know that you love the one you're with.
Sad to say... the young couples often don't realise this till it may be too late.(read: high divorce rates) So... just in case you have yet to give that little hug of appreciation or just that knowing smile to show them you care - now's as good a time as any.
What the hell are you waiting for?!
"It hurts to love someone, and not to be loved in return - but what is most painful is to love someone... and never find the time or courage to let the person know how you feel.