4 Responses to People who lie when they say they love you

  1. Clare says:

    Interesting. But how if you are voting for the lesser of two evils? How if there are no options on offer who are harmless, but one is more harmful to more people than the other? What then?

    • I would say do no harm, or if the options you describe are all that exist then do as little harm as possible.

      I found myself in that position during the New Labour years, when the harm they were doing outweighed the good and I couldn’t vote for them any more than for the tories. During those years I voted Green when possible, when a candidate stood in my constituency, and for an independent socialist when no Green stood.

  2. Ack! You got me; well almost. I’ve always said “I love you” should be the end of the sentence. Not I love you because followed by a list of whatevers. And, it still stands for me. Maybe it’s mother love or spouse love, but I love you is the end of the sentence. I may not like who they vote for, I may not like many of the conversations we have, or that they are truly opposed to something which I cherish and believe in. Make sense?

    • I think we’re talking about different kinds of love, Keriann. You’re talking about unconditional love, I believe. That’s what I try to give to all my loved ones. It’s the purest love I can imagine. But in this post I’m talking about when someone claims to love another while acting in a way that harms them. The subject of this behaviour may well respond with unconditional love. I think many of us often do. But it isn’t our love I’m looking at. It’s the other person’s. The one who insists she loves us while her harmful actions against us shows the lie in her claim.

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