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A question about parents.
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Posted 11/1/14
Nope, they don't.

I'd rather my parents went through the divorce than dealing with the constant arguments and abuse. It's a wonder I still grew up with a normal mindset.
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My parents rarely explicitly express love towards me. They do so mostly through their actions and expectations for me. I may be generalizing here, but it is almost as if Asian parents experience embarrassment in conveying their feelings to children. Parents are usually in a position of authority, viewing an excessive display of love as a sign of weakness. This aforementioned mentality applies to my parents at least. I'm pretty rebellious so my parents assert their authority by yelling at me and refusing to say that they love me. However, I can tell that they have good intentions. My parents view success as gaining acceptance into a selectively college and making a lot of money. I, on the other hand, just want to mess around and watch anime. This difference in interest is why my parents don't often express love. I don't have enough information about your situation, but I would say that parents don't say "I love you" to kids in order to maintain authority and due to miscommunication.
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