I have a hard time with romantic gestures in words.
Ya know the ones.
Like "you complete me" in Jerry Macguire just makes me want to gag.
So even worse... when they happen to ME.
Even worse than that is that I would actually make gagging noises to my dear husband.
It goes along with not being able to accept compliments.
My love language is definitely not words by any means.
It just doesn't make me feel loved.
It makes me wonder why and what you really want.
It makes me wonder what is your alterior motive.
I'm much more of a touch person.
I like hugs and such from those I love.
And guess what? Roger was a words person.
Yep, I fell in love with my opposite. Imagine that.
It made an interesting relationship in the beginning.
I wanted him to touch me and he wasn't an affecionate person.
He wanted to me to talk about how much I loved him and I didn't want to talk.
We both started compromising.
I knew if I wanted to make Roger feel good, I just had to tell him what a great guy he was or to compliment him on something he did for me.
Roger knew if he wanted me to do something or feel loved he would need to touch me.
It was working out great.
When he would try to use words with me.
I tried to get better. I really did.
But I'd still catch myself putting my finger down my mouth as he tried to say something super uber romantic to me.
It was not a very good feature of my wife-ness.
More time and I promise I would have improved.
Well, I would have tried really hard.