Rely on Reddit for such a stimulating and often funny thread: If you could be brutally honest with your SO what would you say?
A rather serious entry has one person confessing that s/he would say:
You don’t love me as much as I love you, and every time you say those three little words, it breaks my heart.
To which a commenter wisely replies:
One always loves more than the other, and it always hurts. The gap in that love is proportional to the pain it causes. In a healthy relationship, the gap is small and easy to forget. But for the rest, it is a measure of the inevitable end, and a source of power for the one who loves least.
Other samples below and 700+ on the actual page.
# I don’t like a lot of your friends… They are tools. I agree to hang out with them because I know it makes you happy.
# When I suggest you pick where we go to eat, I really mean it . . . like seriously . . . really. . . please just choose a place
# For fucksake woman just watch the movie. I see the same things you do so stop asking if I saw that or ask for an explanation on something in crowded theaters, it’s embarrassing.
# Quit typing ‘lols’ when you IM me about something funny, adding that s makes you seem royally retarded.
# I love you. But you are soooo dumb. So dumb.
# we need to lose weight.
# I wish you would take less time complaining, and more time inquiring about my troubles. I deal with obsessive thoughts and high anxiety, and your trivial, dramatic complaints almost doubles my anxiety. I wish you enjoyed sex more, and I wish you wanted it more often. I wish you were more confident in bed, and took charge more often. I also wish you would stick up for yourself. Most of the things you complain about could be solved by just fucking communicating like a human being…
# Just put the fucking keys in the key bowl when you’re done with them, instead of leaving them in random locations throughout the house. I have enough problem getting the kids out the door without having to go on a treasure hunt for the damn keys every day as well.
# I don’t want to be the one who “lights up your life”. You’ve been feeling down lately, and all I want to do is sit in the darkness along side you until you’re ready to come into the light again. Oh, and you eat ice cream abnormally loudly. It annoys me sometimes.
# If he actually showed serous interest in me, I’d leave you in a heartbeat. I’m sorry.
Hat tip to Chris’s delicious feed, which I’m still following, after all these years. I am myself, by the way, still posting links to Delicious. 8,000 and counting…