"I love you."
"Are you being serious?"
"Um, yes. I have to say, that really wasn't the response I was expecting."
"I'm sorry, I just don't know what to say here."
"Well, I know of one thing you could say…"
"No, stop. I can't say it yet, because I just don't know."
"Oh. Okay, then."
"I really wish you hadn't said anything."
"Why? My saying it or not saying it wouldn't change how I feel."
"Yes, but I didn't have to know. Now there is all this pressure for me to say it back to you and I feel guilty for not doing so."
"You don't have to say it if you don't feel it. I just had to get it out."
"I just don't know, okay? I don't know if what I feel for you is love, but I don't want to say that it is and then later realize that it isn't. I don't want to lie to you."
"Alright, I understand that. And I appreciate it."
"Are you okay?"
"I'm not going to pretend that I'm not a little hurt, but I'll be fine. I understand where you are coming from and you shouldn't feel obligated to say it back."
"Okay. I am sorry if you feel hurt, though. God, who knew that three little words could make things so complicated?"
Created: Apr 22, 2012AeB Document Media