Archie Bunker, the proverbial “lovable bigot” of “All in the Family” fame, wasn’t very good at telling his wife, Edith, he loved her.
In one episode Edith pauses, furors her brow like she’s really thinking and asks, “Archie, do you love me?”
Archie has no patience for such queries: “What kind of question is that?”
Edith persists: “Do you still love me?”
“Of course I still love you. Why do you ask?”
“You never tell me that you love me.”