3 Words The Most Powerful Manipulator


The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship. These are just three little But Very Powerful words:

I’ll Be There

If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase ” I’ll be there. ” Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we’re truly present for other people, important things happen to them & us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility.


I Miss You

Perhaps more marriages could be saved & strengthened if couples simply  & sincerely say to each other “I miss you.” This powerful affirmation  tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired & loved. Consider how  ecstatic you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from  your spouse in the middle of your workday, just to say “I miss you.”


I Respect You / I Trust You

Respect and trust is another way of showing love. Its conveys the   feeling that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds & become  close friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships


Maybe You’re Right

This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring   frayed emotions. The flip side to “maybe you’re right” is the humility  of admitting maybe “I’m wrong”. Let’s face it. When you have a heated argument with someone, all you do is cement the other person’s point of   view. They, or you, will not change their stance and you run the risk  of seriously damaging the relationship between you. Saying “maybe  you’re right” can open the door to further explore the subject, in  which you may then have the opportunity to get your view across in a  more rational manner.


Please Forgive Me

Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would  admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are  vulnerable  to faults and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he  has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is  wiser today than he was yesterday.


I Thank You

Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don’t take daily   courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their  many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of  friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of  gratitude.


Count On Me

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that  bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be   steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there  indicating “you can count on me.”


Let Me Help

The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a  hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch   in and help.


I Understand You

People become closer and enjoy each other more if they feel the other  person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know in so  many little ways that you understand them, is one of the most powerful  tools for healing relationship. This applies to any relationship.


Go For It

We are all unique individuals. Don’t try to get your friends to conform  to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how   weird they seem to you. Everyone has dreams, dreams that are unique to  that person only. Support and encourage your friends to follow their  dreams. Tell them to “go for it.”


I Love You

Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling  someone that you truly love them satisfies a person’s deepest emotional  needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your  spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those  three little words “I love you.”







  1. I think this is incredibly insightful and so very true. Words can have such an effect on our relationships. One of the most important phrases I think we can give our partners is “I accept you.” A hard one to truly live/believe at times, but a necessary component to any lasting union.

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