Our expert says:
Whether we're talking paent-child, or interpersonal love, we all have our own ways of expressing it. Some people talk a lot about how much they love you, even though in some cases their actions dotn't suggest any actual love at all. Other people are genuinely loving, and show it in their actions, and don't usually express it min words.
Some people are physically expressive, and full of hugs and embraces, some find it very hard to do that and feel most uncomfortable hugging or being hugged.
There's even a recognized condition called Alexithymia, in which people have an inability to put their emotions into words.
I understand how disappointed you feel in your parents - were they loving towards you in other caring ways ? Or consistently cold in every way ? Were they warm towards anyone else, or inexpressive towards everyone ?
The important thing is not to drive forwards while staring in the rear-view mirror - concentrate on what you can have now and in the future, rather than thinking so much about what may have been absent earlier on.
As Purple and hestia point out, parents who have dificulty in expressing their love, usually grew up in families where they experienced little love or emotional expression themselves.
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