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Why do Chinese parents seldom say "I love you"?

( Updated: 2015-01-09 08:08

Ben (India)

This awkwardness in not saying "I love you" is not unique to the Chinese culture. It also applies to other Asian cultures. I am of Indian origin - my family was the same, as were their parents before them.

I so wish that this was not so. I wish I would have been able to tell my parents "I love you" without them thinking there was something wrong. Now, they have both passed away, I so regret what I didn't say.

Why do Chinese parents seldom say

Young Chinese students wash feet of their parents on the playground at a school in Luoyang city, central Chinas Henan province, on June 3, 2012.

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