Lord Duffler wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:Has nobody considered the possibility that he actually loves her?
I agree tbh. He loves her, so they'll get through this as long as she loves him. I've been the guy in this conversation, and we ended up moving in together. Ofcourse I said "I love you" in a language where the phrase still has some meaning.....
English need a new word for love. One it would be punishable by death to use in a soap-opera, and moderate torture to use in a sitcom....
I'm actually surprised most people in the thread don't seem to agree. It's a bit of an obsessive love, granted, but I can see myself in that situation, at least hypothetically. I'm reading it with something of an incredulous tone. A bit like, "Wait, we are
having fun, aren't we?", except, not in any way accusingly, just baffled and yearning. And instead of opening things up to that tedious and very unaffectionate debate, simply saying "I love you!" to make a point that this may just be all that matters.
It really all depends on the tone. I can see myself being the girl and stopping with the nitpick after those lines, but only if they're delivered convincingly.
Really, I do read the "I love you"s more as a "Breaking up seems a bit of an extreme cure for 'lack of fun'. We've got something wonderful going here, and I think we should fix things rather than just break up, because, you know... I love you," except a lot less overtly nitpicky/accusing. Potentially very cute and endearing.