I do feel like he loves me based on his actions, but whenever we talk about the issue he just says, “you know I care about you, right?” And I do know, but it’s starting to not be enough. I’m looking for a life partner, someone to have a child with. He has said the same. But there are times when I look at him and just want to tell him how much I love him and I can’t, because not hearing it back just feels like a knife in the heart. I think I will have to create a deadline, but I’m not sure if that’s reasonable because, like I said, he does show love through actions. But I just can’t imagine that if you know someone for EIGHT months and don’t love them, that you’ll ever love them.