Never once in my life have my parents said (or shown) that they love me. I remember about 5 years ago in a health class the subject of emotional support and love came up. I told my friend my parent's never said they loved me, she said they of course they do, and suggested I say 'i love you' to them. I said 'i love you' one night to my mother, she said 'oh ok...thanks?', then left the room. This shattered my heart, because from that moment on I knew she never loved me. I promised I would never say that again to them, and I've stuck to it. I don't love them anyway. Not being loved by the people who are suppose to love you (parents!), just ruins the self esteem of children. Thanks for nothing parents. Do your parents love you? Have they actually said it? do you say it to them?