Many KindsMaybe I need to clarify something here. As this group states, I will not say "I love you" if I don't mean it. To do so seems cruel.
But there is more than one kind of love.
Luna, who works at my day program always sends me out the door with a "Goodbye, I love you!" and I reply in kind. And I do love Luna. Friend-love, teacher-love. The same goes for both my art teachers. I love them both...teacher-love and friend-love.
Some of my online friends and I exchange "I love yous"... friend-love, heart-sibling love.
I loved Fey's mom dearly, and always told her so. Parent-love.
When I'm in a relationship again, and I realize that I love them, I'll say so.
But not until.