Connect with us

Love Sujeiry

I Couldn’t Even Say I Love You (BABBLE)

Say I Love You


I Couldn’t Even Say I Love You (BABBLE)

Story of how a woman had trouble saying I love you due to childhood and lack of self-worth. But to receive love we must know and be comfortable with love.

Say I Love You

No one ever taught me how to love me. Maybe this is why for the longest time, I didn’t. Growing up, my mother and father didn’t speak of these things. There were few “I love you’s” even though they did love me. They rarely said it to one another, if at all.

It may be cultural. My parents are from the Dominican Republic and I have spoken to other Dominican friends who’ve experienced the same throughout their childhood. Few words of affirmation but actions, yes, actions that proved love was plentiful.

Mami always took care of us. We were well fed and soothed. She is a nurturer. And that’s how she showed us love.

But, when you’ve never had an open dialogue about love – how to love and express love – it makes it that much more difficult to love yourself and others.

Maybe that’s why loving myself hasn’t always been easy. Read the rest on BABBLE.

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons

Continue Reading

Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


More in Sujeiry

Get Love In Your Inbox

Sign up for the Love Sujeiry newsletter and receive a free chapter of Dating RITE. Plus, stay in the know on all things love, including videos, articles, merch and events.
Email address
Secure and Spam free...






  • I now believe God gives us the kids we need
  • Selfsabotage Its worse than anyone else doing you harm because
  • As you all know I live for empowering women professionally
  • Proud moment Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is now the YOUNGEST woman
  • I didnt get an ivoted sticker but I did exercise
  • This is the face of a toddler that woke up
  • Confession time I have a fucked up relationship with money
  • Evans permanent expression when he sees a camera True story

Latina TV

To Top