When you were deeply hurt by somebody, what were your go-to-words?
“I’m fed up.”
“Whatever, I don’t care.”
“What did I expect?”
“I should’ve known better”
“I will never forgive you.”
Whatever the words were, despite the fact that they stemmed from a place of frustration and pain, they also stemmed from a place of love.
It is abundantly difficult to look those who hurt us in the eye and resort to “I love you.” If you have chosen these words above all others in a time of pain, you are one of a kind. Even when time has passed, add ten years to the memory, and most people can’t put two and two together: that pain in your stomach is a result of love, not hatred, anger, or “whatever”.