Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

To my Wife: I’m Sorry it’s Hard for Me to Say, “I Love You”

A story about my father and me

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Forgive or forget?

A rough childhood

The relationship with my father

Is it normal for somebody to never remember when their father told them, “I love you?”

Forgiving to let go of pain

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” — Lewis B. Smedes

My family

So, I want to tell my wife, “Honey, I’m sorry it’s so hard to say, ‘I love you.’”




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Trevor Woods

I’m a Father, Husband, and Veteran. I write about Personal Growth, Mental Health, and Careers!