The best line here is “I don’t hate you”.
Seriously, it’s awesome and people should tell it to each other much more easily.
(My therapist said he doesn’t hate me. It was the single most liberating thing I’ve heard in a while.)
ὣ2 What were your priors?
None articulated. Imagine my surprise :)
(A relative of mine is a psychologist, but not, in my opinion, a grown-up person. They discuss their clients at home. I found, and find this excruciating. To see how this had affected my expectations of a totally different person was eye-opening.)
...still, I think now that people should tell such things to people, if they mean them.
Well, for the record, I don’t hate you either. (Yay, cheap utilons!)
And I don’t hate you!