The Vulnerability of Saying ‘I Love You’ for the First Time

It felt like deliberating at the top of a high dive with no guarantee of a soft landing.

Eleni Stephanides
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readFeb 14, 2024

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My girlfriend and I had just spent a lovely day wandering through caves and sipping coffee next to roosters. We’d shared a gluten-free pizza while looking up at the stars from massive rock formations in the ghost town…

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Eleni Stephanides
Human Parts

LGBTQ+ writer and Spanish interpreter who enjoys wandering through nature, reading fiction and mental health content, speaking Spanish, and petting cats.