My entire life I have always been told I was loved by my family. I was told "I love you, BlueEyes" almost everyday! Now, I tell Family and Friends I love them. At the end of each phone call, I will say I love you. I do not say it because I feel obligated too, nor do I say I love you b/c it's just a "new, hip, catch" phrase. When I say I Love you, I mean it. I do not want a phone call, a moment, an event, holiday, or whatever the occasion to go by & NOT tell someone I love, I love them. Life is way too short to hold emotions of love, caring, or friendship inside yourself. In the back of my mind, I always think if that is the last time I will ever see that person, I want them to know how much I care...So, I am going to tell them how much I DO care.
Is it easy for you to say, "I LOVE You"? Is it difficult for you to "I Love you"? How were you raised-with or without the "L" word? Are you raising your children different than you were raised?