I've been dating a wonderful man for almost 7 months. He's 32, I'm 28. He's wonderful with my daughter MacKenzie and makes me laugh constantly. He's passionate about his work and his family. He's never been married, never had kids. In fact, I'm the only girlfriend he's had in 10 years. He's always been focused on work and didn't have time for it. Plus, he's very picky.
For some reason I just "know" he loves me. And for some reason I just "know" we're going to get married (not tomorrow but down the road). Everything has been wonderful, however, a friend of mine just yesterday had me starting to worry. She thinks it's odd that we've never said "I love you" to each other. And she thinks its odd that I know we're going to be married if we've never said that phrase. My argument to that is that I was married to someone who said I love you multiple times a day but never showed it and I never felt it and we didn't work out. Sometimes it's not the words that are important.
Help me here. I feel sort of worried and almost foolish because of her. Should I expect him to say those words to me? Is there something wrong with our relationship because we haven't?