Interesting piece in Vanity Fair about Barack Obama’s relationships with two ex-girlfriends, one of whom allowed her journals to be used in a biography of the American president.
This bit jumped out at us.
The routine with Barack was now back and forth, mostly his place, sometimes hers. When she told him that she loved him, his response was not “I love you, too” but “thank you”—as though he appreciated that someone loved him. The relationship still existed in its own little private world.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you say “I love you” to another person, the reply you don’t want to hear is “Thank you.”