1998 Tic Tac Toe Excerpt
X: You give me less than I give you.
O: Is it necessary that we give each other the same amount?
X: No. But it should be compulsory.
O: Maybe you’re just not receiving what I’m giving you.
X: And maybe I should find someone that I could receive things from.
O: Can’t you learn to receive from me?
X: I’m not even sure that you’re giving me anything other than that which I’m receiving. I don’t want to take.
O: So what do you think causes this?
X: I don’t think that you’re receiving all that I’m giving you.
O: And what exactly are you trying to give me?
O: I think that I get some of that.
X: Maybe a little. But I’m beginning to think that maybe you really don’t know how to be loved. That maybe you don’t even love yourself.
O: Do you love yourself?
O: Well I love myself sometimes too.
X: Which is why sometimes, sometimes we get along.
O: But isn’t that what relationships are for? To help one another love ourselves?
X: I don’t think so. But even if it is, are we successful at doing that?
O: So shouldn’t we keep trying?
X: I don’t know, I think that there is a love deficit between us.
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