Words Of Affirmation: {Love Language Examples}

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There’s been a lot of talk about words of affirmation lately – and rightfully so. Words of affirmation are a great way to build someone’s confidence, communicating to them that you love them, respect them, and appreciate them.

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Many people are using words of affirmation for their loved ones, for their partners, for their friends, their children, and even for themselves.

But what exactly are words of affirmation and why are they so important? Let’s take a look.

What are Words of Affirmation?

Words of affirmation are positive words that are meant to empower someone. Essentially, words of affirmation are compliments.

They can be written, spoken, or even internal. Words of affirmation are supportive and uplifting.

They are there to boost someone’s confidence and motivate them to be the best that they can be. 

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Why Use Words of Affirmations?

People use words of affirmation for a variety of different reasons.

They might use words of affirmation in a relationship to improve the relationship by letting their partner know that they are appreciated.

Someone might use words of affirmation for a family member or friend that needs a little motivation or confidence.

Or they might use them on their child to instill confidence from a young age. 

Can You Use Positive Affirmations for Yourself?

Absolutely! In fact, many therapists recommend using words of affirmation to their patients when they are going through tough times.

Let’s say someone was struggling with body esteem issues. A therapist may recommend that they stand looking at their bodies in the mirror, telling themselves over and over that they are beautiful.

This may sound silly (and feel silly while doing it), but it can actually change your mental mindset. 

Positive self-affirmations actually stimulate the reward system in your brain. When you continually reward yourself through positive affirmations, you actually have the power to rewire how your brain thinks.

You can quickly go from having self-esteem issues to believing that you are beautiful simply by positively affirming yourself on a regular basis. 

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Words of Affirmation Examples

Let’s take a look at some different affirmation that you can use:

For Relationships

Sharing “reasons why I love you“, “reasons I love my wife” and “reasons I love my husband” can help you think of plenty:

  • I love you so much
  • I appreciate when you….
  • I’m so proud of you
  • You make me really happy
  • You look beautiful/handsome
  • I feel so lucky to be with you
  • I trust you
  • I believe in you
  • You can do this
  • Thank you for….

  • I see how hard you’ve been working.
  • You are such a great partner
  • I love when you…
  • You are an amazing parent
  • I admire you for…
  • I am so thankful that you came into my life
  • I don’t want to live life without you
  • You make me a better person
  • Thank you for sharing that with me. I hear you.
  • You are valued

  • You have such a beautiful heart
  • I can see that you had a really hard day today. What can I do for you?
  • You always know how to make me laugh
  • I will always be here for you
  • We make a great team
  • I will always be here for you
  • You can always count on me

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Words of Affirmation for Family/Friends

  • I am so thankful that you are part of my life
  • You are such an amazing friend
  • Thank you for always being there for me
  • You bring so much happiness into my life
  • I always have your back
  • You are such a beautiful person
  • You deserve so much happiness
  • You got this!
  • We can get through this together.

  • Thank you for keeping me motivated when times get tough.
  • I love spending time together
  • I know who you are and you are amazing
  • Thank you for understanding me
  • You are not alone.
  • You are so strong
  • You are a hidden gem
  • You aren’t just my friend, you’re my family.
  • Do you know what I love most about you?…
  • Thank you for always being someone I can trust
  • I will always be here for you

Words of Affirmation for Children

  • I love you so much!
  • You are so loved!
  • You are beautiful
  • You are confident
  • You can do anything you want to do in this world
  • I admire you
  • I love your ideas

  • You are so smart
  • I am so grateful for you
  • I believe in you
  • I will always be here for you
  • You can talk to me about anything 
  • I love the time we spend together
  • You are so funny!
  • You ask the best questions
  • The world is a better place because you are in it
  • You are perfect just the way you are

  • You are an amazing person
  • You are capable of anything
  • You deserve so much love
  • You deserve so much happiness
  • Don’t ever settle for less than you deserve – and that is everything!
  • You matter. Your thoughts matter. Your opinion matters.

  • I hear you.
  • Today is going to be a great day because you are in it!
  • You are my whole world
  • I will always be here for you
  • You can count on me for anything

Positive Self-Affirmations

  • I am beautiful
  • I am strong
  • I am confident
  • I can do anything I put my mind to
  • I can make my dreams come true
  • I deserve love
  • I deserve happiness
  • I will put myself first

  • I will not let anyone treat me poorly. I deserve better. 
  • I am powerful
  • I have the power to change my life
  • Today I am filled with happiness and positivity
  • I am motivated to reach my health goals
  • I am grateful for….
  • I can heal

  • I am not my past
  • My future is beautiful
  • I will not let my mistakes define me
  • My life is meaningful
  • I am worth loving
  • I deserve success
  • I am doing what I need to do today 

  • My mental health matters
  • You are perfect just as you are
  • I am good enough
  • I will not let anything dim my light
  • I love myself
  • I will be a better version of myself today than I was yesterday
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Use these affirmations and come up with your own as they fit into your life.

Positive affirmations are never a negative thing.

The more you use them, the more you will benefit from them. 

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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