Originally Posted by glowinthedarkstars
Would you tell someone you love them just to keep them from leaving?
I wish I had more I could offer you on this. I've had a friend who asked me a similar question once when we were having a conflict...it surprised me to hear that because of a disagreement we had over...something relatively minor, that she thought that our friendship which had stood firm since Jr. High was all of a sudden ending. I was personally very concerned and a little hurt that she was willing to throw away our friendship like that.
Some people will say all kinds of things in desperation. However, if P has not been able to express those words to anyone...including his parents until now, I guess I'm curious why your first question would be to his motives? Is there another reason besides the timing that has cast this doubt in your mind?