These three little words which have become so cliche can be so impactful,they can be like music in your ears.
I recall comforting my girlfriend as she came to the realization that she was in love with her boyfriend. "How am I going to tell him? Should I tell him? When is the right time"
Two things ring true for me:
1. Love is such a beautiful expression and when I tell someone that I love them, I dont expect an answer, usually I prefer if they do not because I dont want the response to be reciprocated for the sake of being polite
2. I've realized that if I love someone, whether I tell them or not, I still love them! Omitting the feeling doesn't change or negate the fact that they exist.