From the inbox #374

“I have a question for the aromantic/demiromantic/people questioning their romantic orientation in general. Do you have moments in which you can easily say “I love you” to your partner and absolutely mean it (in your own way at least) and then moments when you can’t squeeze it out of yourself without feeling like a liar, or when you can’t say it back after your partner says it first. I hope this makes sense…
I am ace and possibly demiromantic, or aromantic. I cherish the person next to me, but it’s difficult to express my feelings in the same way they do. I do realize (on an intellectual level, at least) that this is not supposed to be an equal exchange and there doesn’t need to be a “I love you too” for every “I love you” but it still weighs heavily on me and stresses me out.”

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