Yes its kinda sad the things we care about and what we dont. Hit a sore spot and I will tear up, but I couldnt tell you the last time I actually full out cried. Hit that spot a second time and you will probably get nothing.
Then one day he blurted out loud, "I love you", and was quite startled by his outburst. And smooth me just said, "I know."
That was the last time I heard 'I love you' but I don't need those words to know that he does. He shows me in many different ways.
Hahahaha....This has happened to me. It was awful. Except I kinda did know before hand... I was just in denial for a year. After a drink or two and a few trigger words from the other individual, "I've loved you pretty much since the day I met you" came pouring out like word vomit.
His response: A grin and "I know."
I have an inner monologue that sounds strikingly similar to something off Animal Planet.