Dad Refuses to Say 'I Love You' to Daughter 😲

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Imagine growing up in a family where 'I love you' is never uttered. For one 22-year-old daughter, that's her reality. Her father believes that love is shown through actions, not words, and has never said those three little words to anyone in his life. But when his daughter confronts him about it, he stands his ground, causing a rift in their relationship. Let's dive into the story and see what led to this emotional standoff. 😢

Daughter's Simple Request 📞

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The Confrontation 😠

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An Ultimatum 💔

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The Silent Treatment 😶

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A Family Tradition? 🤷

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Alternative Expressions of Love 💕

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Love is a Given 🌟

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Awkward Moments 😬

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A Lifetime of Silence 🤐

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A Generational Divide? 🕰️

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The Influence of In-Laws 🏡

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A Cheapened Sentiment? 💸

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The Value of Actions 🎁

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Love Through Actions, Not Words? 🤔

This father has never said 'I love you' to anyone, believing that love is shown through actions. His youngest daughter, who grew up around her mother's family who frequently express their love verbally, confronts him about his silence. Despite her pleas, he refuses to say those three little words, fearing it would cheapen the love he's shown through his actions over the years. Now, their relationship hangs in the balance as she gives him the silent treatment. Let's see what the internet thinks of this emotional dilemma... 💬

Why won't he say 'I love you'? YTA or just honest? 🤔

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Heartbreaking plea for a father to express his love 😢

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Daughter needs love, YTA for refusing to say it 🙁

GreenEyedAP | GreenEyedAP

Daughter wants to hear 'I love you', YTA for refusing 😠

ErnestHemingwhale | ErnestHemingwhale

Daughter wants to hear 'I love you', actions don't suffice. YTA 😠

VivisectionForFun | VivisectionForFun

YTA. Refusing to say 'I love you' is messed up 😲

wiscopup | wiscopup

YTA - Break the cycle of emotionless robots 🤪

alock73 | alock73

Father refuses to say 'I love you' to daughter 😠

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Respect your daughter's love language, YTA. 😠

timidpisces | timidpisces

Daughter needed to hear 'I love you', YTA for refusing 😢

MrsMalch | MrsMalch

Verbal vs. non-verbal love languages. YTA for dismissing daughter's needs. 👍

MamaC2011 | MamaC2011

Actions speak louder than words, but have they been shown?

Working_Salamander | Working_Salamander

Daughter needs love, YTA refuses to say it 😒

jell31 | jell31

Redditor calls out dad for not saying 'I love you', YTA 😂

TheBaddestPatsy | TheBaddestPatsy

Daughter feels rejected by dad's refusal to say 'I love you' 😢

Lizbot7 | Lizbot7

User shares personal experience and advises against conditional love.

cyrusol | cyrusol

Why saying 'I love you' matters and how it affects relationships ❤️

LoveMarauders | LoveMarauders

Father's actions don't excuse refusal to say 'I love you' 😔

jocelina | jocelina

Words matter too. YTA for not saying 'I love you' 😢

vdugal | vdugal

Refusing to say 'I love you' to your daughter? YTA 😲

Raevyne | Raevyne

Refusing to say 'I love you' to your child? YTA 😒

funtime_snack | funtime_snack

Daughter wants 'I Love You' but dad refuses. YTA. 😲

RO489 | RO489

Why not say 'I love you' if she asks for it? 🤷‍♀️

Nddit | Nddit

Father's refusal to say 'I love you' to daughter sparks conflict 😬

perfectlypeabrained | perfectlypeabrained

Kind words cost nothing. Say 'I love you' to your child 🙌

NotSadkitty | NotSadkitty

Importance of verbal affirmation in expressing love 💖

BrokenAshcraft | BrokenAshcraft

Actions speak louder than words, but sometimes words matter too 🤔

sumoraiden | sumoraiden

Father's refusal to say 'I love you' to daughter - YTA

Tresmilks | Tresmilks

Parental love is priceless, say it! YTA 😔

DJCatLady5 | DJCatLady5

Saying 'I love you' could make a world of difference 😍

icykale033 | icykale033

Refusing to say 'I love you' is selfish and childish 😒

SxySlut | SxySlut

Just say it, Dad! YTA for not telling your daughter.

Holographic_honeybee | Holographic_honeybee

Importance of expressing love to children for their emotional well-being 😢

fireberceuse | fireberceuse

Father's refusal to say 'I love you' causing rift with daughter 😔

thatonelonelykinder | thatonelonelykinder

Daughter wants love, dad's pride in the way 😢

thenodemaster1 | thenodemaster1

Growing up without hearing 'I love you' makes it hard to say it. Therapy could help OP express love verbally 😊

Suckerforcats | Suckerforcats

Importance of expressing love, even if it's not your norm. ❤

Conscious-Vanilla | Conscious-Vanilla

Expressing love is important, even if it's not your love language ❤

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Communication is key 📡 Discuss love languages and find compromise

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Just say it! YTA for not meeting your daughter's needs 😒

LadyMirtazapine | LadyMirtazapine

Daughter wants 'I love you', dad refuses. Commenter calls YTA.

Wish_Away | Wish_Away

Father refuses to say 'I love you' to daughter. YTA.

bluep3001 | bluep3001

Daughter calls out father for not saying 'I love you' 😲

lilygalathynius | lilygalathynius

Father's refusal to say 'I love you' to daughter - YTA

Apotelesama | Apotelesama

Daughter needs verbal affirmation from dad. YTA. 😔

JustTrivialThoughts | JustTrivialThoughts

Daughter warns dad of relationship fallout, deems him YTA 😡

LittleDani99 | LittleDani99

Speaking words of love doesn't nullify supporting actions. YTA 🤪

wonderingafew888 | wonderingafew888

User calls out dad for not saying 'I love you'. YTA.

lionosaur | lionosaur

Grandma's love meant everything, YTA for devaluing words.

dramaandaheadache | dramaandaheadache

Different love languages can cause misunderstandings. Listen to your daughter 👥

XxQueenOfSwordsXx | XxQueenOfSwordsXx

Daughter wants love, dad chooses pride. YTA 😡

love1336 | love1336

Expressing love in different ways - YTA for not trying.

robot428 | robot428

Refusing to say 'I love you' to daughter is hurtful. YTA 😢

laurjustine | laurjustine

Father's refusal to say 'I love you' to daughter is unacceptable 😠

friendlily | friendlily

Don't be selfish, tell your daughter you love her 😊

thiccubus8 | thiccubus8

Dad's refusal to say 'I love you' makes him YTA 😠

OTS_ | OTS_

Daughter deserves to hear 'I love you'. YTA 😡

SherbetFluffy | SherbetFluffy

Father refuses to say 'I love you', YTA comment suggests Macarena.

cathherine | cathherine

Toxic family values? YTA. Tell your daughter you love her 💖

The-Moocat | The-Moocat

Daughter asks for 'I love you', dad refuses. Major YTA. 😱

Jadefeather12 | Jadefeather12

Daughter's comment urges dad to say 'I love you' 💓

rice-n-steak | rice-n-steak

Daughter has the right to not talk to dad. YTA 😑

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YTA dad risks losing daughter's love over 'I love you'.

MrsY-Bibliophile | MrsY-Bibliophile

YTA dad gets called out for refusing to say 'I love you' 😲

kewlplaceacnh | kewlplaceacnh

Daughter wants to hear 'I love you', YTA needs compromise 💜

Jenh66 | Jenh66

Daughter needs to hear 'I love you', YTA for refusing 😔

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Actions aren't enough, daughter needs to hear 'I love you' 💗

Chicknbiscit | Chicknbiscit

Parenting advice gone wrong, with a sprinkle of sarcasm 😒🤦

AnxiousKimchi | AnxiousKimchi

Daughter needs emotional validation from dad. YTA, but listen 👁

soayherder | soayherder

Don't let stubbornness overshadow love 💕

acrewdog | acrewdog

Daughter wants 'I love you', YTA for refusing to say.

valkyrie-jax | valkyrie-jax

Learn your daughter's love language, YTA. 💜

crimsoncab | crimsoncab

Spouse expresses love verbally, withholding affection is not loving. YTA 😠

MrsLoki12Odin | MrsLoki12Odin

Daughter wants love, dad refuses. YTA. Express love directly 💗

vominatrix | vominatrix

Parent's refusal to say 'I love you' to child - YTA

h_witko | h_witko

"Love" is more than just helping your genes reproduce 💖

AnswerIsItDepends | AnswerIsItDepends

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