Courtesy of The Frisky
The phrase â€œI love youâ€ â€” despite endless debates about who should say it first and how often it should be said â€” only holds as much significance as the person saying it assigns to the phrase. Yes, say it if you feel like it and not because you expect to hear it in return. Weâ€™d never begrudge anyone the wonderfulness of falling in love and screaming it from the mountaintops. But because so much importance has been placed on such a little phrase, the extra pressure only increases our probability of fucking it up. Weâ€™ve all said â€œI love youâ€ at the wrong times, for the wrong reasons and wished for a do-over. Oh, the potential that phrase has to make things so, so awkward, especially in a new relationship. Donâ€™t beat yourself up. Accidental â€œI love yousâ€ happen all the time. Donâ€™t let three little words blurted out at an inopportune moment ruin the good thing you have going on. After the jump, seven instances when â€œI love youâ€ doesnâ€™t count â€¦ unless you want it to.
1. Your blood alcohol level was well above the legal limit. We donâ€™t advise heavy drinking, but things can get out of control from time to time. We know. When they do, you might say something because youâ€™re feeling so in the moment. Really, youâ€™re just feeling those seven glasses of Pinot Grigio, you lush. You would have just as soon said â€œI love youâ€ to a tree. After your headache goes away the next day, resume with business as usual. Trust us, if he was drinking with you, chances are his recollections of last night are foggy at best. Oh, and donâ€™t hit the bottle so hard next time.