It's hard for me to tell others I LOVE them! Even friends and family. And especially my hubby. Why is this? I DON'T KNOW?? My parents were certainly not adverse to saying and showing Love to us kids growing up! My grandparents never let us leave their homes without a hug, kiss, and affirmation of Love!
When I do tell someone I love them, I say it in a playful or goofy tone, or make faces. If I write out the words to someone, I put "LUV"... a cheating form of the use.
Do I "Love"? Absolutely! So why then, is it so hard for me to SAY it??