This is a sort of silly question, but I'm curious, and I'd like a Catholic take on this. As a woman, I say I love you a lot to my boyfriend. We have known each other for a very long time and been dating officially for almost three months. We said 'I love you' about a month ago for the first time. After that, he would say it to me all the time, and as far as 'who said it first', it was about 50/50. All of a sudden, within the last week, I find that I'm the only one to 'say it first'. When I say it, he always says it back, but I'm just wondering if perhaps he got sick of saying it? Or hearing it? And I admit, I wish he'd go back to saying it more...but again as a woman, I understand that--he's a man. So not saying it as often as I do is normal--? Do guys say it a lot at first and then less often as they settle into the relationship? I'm not doubting that he loves me, I'm just wondering if this is a sign the infatuation has worn off, or whether guys go through phases, etc.
I also wonder about the dynamic a Catholic couple should have with such things. Obviously actions speak louder than words, and God guides us--He definitely brought us together--so I'm wondering if I'm at fault for 'wanting to hear it' more from him.