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

Say I Love You

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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.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - 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 Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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