It is a great expression of affection to say “I love you”. But, what does I appreciate you mean ? It is a bit ambiguous. I get it. However, the significance is just as obvious. They will love you for all you do or how you make them feel. If you truly love them, tell them.
They value your friendship, devotion, generosity, kind words, or whatever else you bring to the table in this relationship. They are fond of the way you make them feel.
This is a close friend I love and respect who helps me ask for help. Someone who is giving me presents and pouring their heart out might be someone I tell. It might not be a sign that I feel mutually in love with them. This does not mean that I have mutual feelings for them.
Look for clues that may help you to find the connection. This is how they view it and wouldn’t mind for your kind of activities or nature to go unnoticed.
Sometimes, we don’t tell others enough about what we feel. Other times, we are unable to. Sometimes, circumstances can occur that are not obvious to another person. If you are willing to give without strings attached, there will always be people who love and support you. However, not everyone will tell you. Each connection is not equal. However, expressing admiration for someone else simplifies your efforts and requires you to get this understood.
Although “I love you” did not express more feelings at the end, it didn’t hurt feelings. Don’t give up on all your expectations. If they don’t return your favors as expected, never hold what you have decided to do for someone above your mind. Value being appreciated and be yourself Simply the fact that you are valued is enough for you. If you feel less valued and your expectations are not being met then you have the option of what to do.
Attention to details, not just simple words. Let your associations develop naturally. Do not force or sabotage them. Be fair and open to communication. It’s okay to ask for exactly the same. If you feel that you need to know the connection between two people, it’s okay to express your sadness and describe the ambiguity. If the response is unclear, you can still respond to it, but only part.
Be kind and gentle. Great luck.