Valentine’s Day is coming near and the focus is on relationship, gifts, and romantic gestures. You will love him/ her to the moon and back and ’till death do us part’ and all that for sure, but if you could listen in to each other’s thoughts, what you SAY and what you THINK might be an entirely different ball game.
Till Google doesn’t come up with an effective mind reader, we’re here to help you decipher what’s hidden behind all those loving words 🙂 So come with us as we attempt to decode the finer points of our relationship. Love is in the air, so take everything with a pinch of salt and a sense of humour, and all will be well!
1. Shall We Cancel That Dinner Plan?
He says: I’m too tired to go out for a movie, shall we watch on Netflix instead (trending relationship goals!).
She says: Yes of course, why not. No fun if you’re tired.
She MEANS: And I might as well sleep it off too. What nonsense, I put the kids to bed early, thought about what to wear and napped in the afternoon to do THIS!
2. Let’s Talk
She says: Let’s talk.
He says: Yes, what is it?
He MEANS: You mean, you talk, I listen. And I better AGREE with every word you say!
She MEANS: I’ll talk, you listen and you better AGREE with every word I say!
(Well, at least you’re both on the same page here! The man set his priorities in this relationship)
When he calls to say: Sorry, I forgot to tell you, we have a team dinner. Will come home a bit late!
She says: Oh, okay, enjoy then, I’ll wrap up the kitchen. And call before you leave.
She MEANS: WTH! Now why couldn’t he have told me this earlier? Could’ve planned that girls’ night or NOT made dinner, the kids could have had sandwiches or burgers! So annoying!!!
When she says: My mother’s coming over next week.
She MEANS: Be nice. Take her out. Use the other bathroom. And help me around the house so she can see I’m not spending my life cooking, cleaning, washing and hollering after the kids. And Do it so that she BELIEVES!
He says: Oh, that’s nice. When?
He MEANS: Okaaay … Now maybe we can take that much needed weekend without the kids, since her mom will be there to babysit? Let me look for good deals online. … Or, then again, he maybe thinking: So did I not have some official travel planned next month? Let me check my calendar.
(You can choose to take this any way you like, depending upon your state of mind at the time)
5. How Do I Look? (The million $ question)
She says: How do I look?
She MEANS: But why do I have to ask? If I dressed up you should have told me I look good BEFORE I asked!
He says: Lovely darling!
He MEANS: Loaded question no. 2 … This time I know what to say. Nailed it!
Aaand she says: But you didn’t even LOOK!
(Hmmm… what can we say … some things are better left unsaid) It’s the thought that counts, doesn’t it?
6. How’s The Food?
When she says: How’s the food? I tried a new recipe today.
She MEANS: I hope you like it, and why haven’t you said so yet? I expected to hear: ” Wow! I love it, from the first bite!
He says: It’s nice. Good.
He MEANS: Not sure what I have to say here. It’s good, but I’m busy playing Clash of the Clans so really didn’t notice. Okay, let me have another bite so I KNOW what I’m eating? There’s always the cereal to save me late night… or that bag of crisps?
When she says: I love you
She MEANS: Say it back NOW or I’ll take it back in 5 seconds! I love you too???
He says: …Wait for it … I love you too!
He MEANS: Phew, just under the 5 second mark! Made it!
It’s the thought that counts, they say (especially in a relationship!). But sometimes, words will save us where thoughts fail! Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and don’t forget to say I LOVE YOU. Your words mean the world to that special someone in your life, so make sure you think before you say them … unless of course, she might be reading your thoughts! We might not be able to help much out there!
About Shazia Habib
Shazia likes to pen her thoughts when she feels passionately about a life experience, a person or an event. She is mother to 3 lively boys and along with her husband, attempts to settle in her new country by taking German lessons so she is able to soak in the culture, language and spirit of the region. "Wake up in the morning, take a deep breath and exhale! Keep on living with a passion that inspires others! "