Another time, in a random conversation, I pointed out that I love my pet. His response, "You love
her? Really? You know love? How do you love her?" As if it's a huge revelation that I may be capable of, and understand, love.
It's really very disheartening to have people question such basics of my emotions just because I am the way I am, where others may get a 'free-pass' and assumed to be caring, and I do not. Esp. when nothing could be further from the truth.
I feel, it's just that how I process my feelings gets muddied by 'rationalizations', or, a 3rd person-type pov, which may feel very detached to the other person. But, I do understand, if you allow me to get it - i.e. not be skeptical towards me, and show yourself freely.