How often do you say "I love you"?
Do you say it every day?. occasionally? once in a while? rarely?... and to whom?
Quite a bit over the past few years, but as a young man almost never. Brought up in a household where I'd never ever heard it said as a child, I was conditioned to think those sort of statements were not made. Stiff upper lip and all that nonsense - that was the United Kingdom when I was a lad in the 1940s. Only sooks made such statements.
Australia was ever bit as bad. A person who said those sorts of things was regarded as 'too soft,' 'too sentimental.' Mucho was king here, and to a large degree still is.
Prior to getting married I probably said "I love you," no more than a couple of times to anyone. Now, I even tell my cat I love her. My wife, my grownup children. Yes, even myself. I look in the mirror and say, "I love you."
And you know what? It doesn't seem the least insincere. That's how much I've grown in self acceptance and the acceptance of others over the years...and I'm quite contented with that...though I continue to work on it.
Thankfully, I was able to say it just yesterday, in person. On average I do it once or twice a week.
Not enough, never enough may perhaps be a better answer for me. I need to say it much more than I do.
by EinsFloW 7 years ago
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by AussieTreeChange 5 years ago
How often do you say "I love you" to your partner?How often do you say "I love you" to your partner or spouse or your children or even your parents? Do you find it easy to say or is it awkward? Have you ever regretted not saying it enough?
by Brian 8 years ago
I'm just curious if anyone has ever fallen head over heels in love with someone after only knowing them for a short time. I was camping at a gay campground over the past week, and I met a very handsome man, who I felt an immediate attraction to. You could almost say it was love at first sight....
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