Post # 1
I rarely heard it. My mom is a good mom and I always knew she loved me, but I Love You just wasnt said. Her husband, not my dad, really screwed her up emotionally. But I did my hair trial yest and used clip in extensions, so i posted the pic on FB yesterday so everyone could see my long hair. lol. And my mom posted this on the pic
Your’re so beautiful!!!! I can’t believe you are getting ready to turn 20 and get married on me….You’re still my angel. Love you 🙂
And I just broke down. I just got home from work and saw it on my phone. And it just…….. idk. It was nice to hear, plus she hasnt really shown any emotion towards the wedding. But it got me thinking, how many other ppl never heard i love you? Or am i just a freak? lol.
Post # 3
My mom never said she loved me… not once as a child… once last year when she was wasted but now I’m 25…. I never met my father so I don’t know if he caused that issue or not (she tells my other 3 siblings she loves them) oh well.
Post # 4
My family always said I love you. We always say it before we leave the house or before hanging up the phone. But, FI’s family rarely says it. I don’t know if I’ve ever actually heard them say it to each other, and we’ve been together 8 years! But, I know they do love eachother, it just goes unsaid.
Post # 5
I don’t think I heard it from my parents until I was at least 23. I can’t even remember my mom and dad telling each other. My family just wasn’t really open emotionally.
Post # 6
For both my husband and I, it’s a pretty common occurance to hear our families say they love us. 🙂 We are pretty lucky in that!
Post # 7
@mrsawesome09: Same here. My family is all over the I love you’s. Any time we see each other, call each other, anything. Even my sweet little high school brothers still tell me they love me on the phone, no matter if they’re with their friends 🙂
FI’s fam never says it. I didn’t notice it right away, but I did have to let him know how important it was for me to hear it from people I love. Now, he sincerely tells me all the time and ends all of our phone calls with ‘I love you,’ but I still don’t ever hear it between him and his folks. I wonder how this all plays out when we have grandkids…
Post # 8
I can’t even imagine not hearing it everyday from my parents. I still hear it almost everyday as I speak to them often. I think that part of it had to do with my dad working in life insurance, you never know when there will be another chance to say it so always take every chance you get.
Post # 9
Growing up, my siblings and I always knew it, but never heard it from our parents. They would say other things like “I’m so proud of you!” or “You’re so special to us.” but never the actual words “I love you.” Now when Darling Husband says it to me and wants me to say it back all the time it feels… uncomfortable? I don’t know. I figure he knows it, I show him in other ways, why does he always have to hear it? But I guess it’s normal and I’m just a freak! 🙂
Post # 10
My parents always said it and so did my husbands. My father, however, doesn’t show love by saying it and being emotional which used to be very hard for me and still sometimes is. He will fill my gas tank, send me a book, tell me about something that he cares about but not on a personal level, etc and he shows love that way.
Post # 11
Nope, I had two extremely abusive parents.
Post # 12
@HappilyEverAfter54– Wow. I’m so sorry. I know how hard it can be as a child to not hear it 🙁 But i do think I will be a better mother for it. I know i will tell my kid i love them every day.
@mrsawesome09– Fiance and I are the opposite. When his mom talks to him on the phone she says ok goodbye, i love you….. i love you….. i really love you son. Its kinda creeps me out just a bit. lol. It reminds me of when we were dating and didnt want to hang up so we would say i love you like 10 times.
Post # 13
My family always says I love you and hugs are always given when we walk in the door and when we leave. Even on the phone, we never hang up without saying I love you. My Fiance’s family isn’t like that at all except for his mom. He says his sister would say what the hell is wrong with you if he told her he loved her. While living together and dating, I would often get upset if he would leave to run somewhere quick and didn’t give me a hug/kiss and say I love you. He is getting much better at it though. It is different when we leave his parents house (esp his dads) if we are visiting because i feel i want to give them a goodbye hug but they would prob think I am strange. Life is short and it can change so quickly to not hug or say I love you.
Post # 14
My husband and I both grew up in households that said “I love you” often. Maybe not so much all the time, but after phone calls, when we were leaving, etc. My mom still texts me every once in a while just to say I love you. Haha! We always end all phone calls that way too.
Post # 15
My parents didn’t say it that often when I was younger so it’s really weird to hear my hubby say it multiple times a day to me now…but a good weird 🙂
Post # 16
My mom tells my brothers and me all the time, every time we say bye or anything she says “I love you” and we say “I love you too.” Never heard it much from my dad growing up. I know he loves me, we just don’t say it. We do sign emails “love, ___” though so i guess that kinda counts?
FH’s family says “i love you” always. all the time. all of them. not gonna lie, it weirds me out a bit. my family is VERY different and not at all touchy-feely or lovey-dovey.