Is there someone in your past, whom you wished you said, "I love you"?

Em in Ohio

Senior Member
Location
OH HI OH
My first thought was the alternative view of what saying "I love you" can mean. My mind immediately went to three people who will never know how they 'saved' me. Two teachers and one Chief of Police who bent over backwards to correct the damage done by my mother. I owed them for aiding my self-esteem, without which I would not have survived my school years at home. I thought of them often, but never expressed the love that stayed with me for my lifetime. It is one of my deepest regrets.
 

oldman

Well-known Member
Location
PA
Yes and I have often regretted not telling her.
 

Gaer

Senior Member
My Mom. In our family, you just didn't express feelings like that. We never kissed or hugged. But, I always felt loved and I believe my actions showed her that I loved her too. And, I wrote it on greeting cards. But, I still regret that I never said it.

Don
She knows! You've opened your heart to vulnerability and to FEELING! She knows how you feel!
Strong thoughts with emotion are a thousand times more powerful than words.
 

grahamg

Senior Member
Actually if I dig deep enough and listen to my therapist, I need to say “I love you” to myself.
Say hello to your therapist, they're only human after all. A friend of mine used to analyse those analysing her, and I'm not sure which was the best at the job(?). "Everybody has problems" was one of her sayings! :sneaky: .
 

Ruthanne

SF VIP
Location
USA
I always told the people who matter the most that I love them and that was my mother and father. They were the people that I was closest to and boy do I miss them.
 


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