I agree with what you are saying. However, I believe that the most powerful words I ever heard, were, "I wish I never gave birth to you." Every time I heard "I Love You" after that, I knew that it was fake. For the rest of my years growing up, I tried to find my place in this world.
I found out, I didn't have to be told, I love you. I, in fact, found that the words "I need you" were so much more real to me. I do not seek sympathy. I am now a strong woman, who holds dear to her heart, a wife (as legal as it can be). I have two strong sons, and a great mother in law, whom I hold closer than my own. I know that life is tough, and we are set into a path.
I have found that with my IRL partner, who has loved me from the beginning, has always held her arms open for me, even when we are in the middle of a fight. (Fighting is healthy, if done properly) She cares, she is my absolute everything. If not for her, I would be lost.
Sorry, don't mean to go on and on, but...hey isn't that what blogs are for?!?