They say talk is cheap. Three seemingly simple words, "I love you" get used, probably misused, & misunderstood a lot. Sometimes it seems people say it to control each other, like when you're trying to pressure someone into something you Know they really don't want to do. What is love, anyway? We could discuss that 'til Judgement Day. If you care deeply for someone, and want only the best for them, suggests there may be better phrases for getting your point across. "I appreciate you." This is a true statement that you value someone. Another, I personally find particularly important, "I forgive your past." Everybody's got history. This is a statement that what matters to you is who this person is now. "I want you to succeed." That seems self explanatory. Last, but by no means least..."Thank you." By the way, Thank you for reading this.