7. It’s part of the game.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave in the game of love! “Neither of us has said ‘I love you’ for a long time. I’d feel defeated if I said it now.” Some are outright competitive. Others are more calculating and say, “This is one way to measure if she truly loves me.” Either way, it is a result of the “give and take” nature of a complex love relationship.