Heard him say this over the phone

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I heard the sweetest conversation my husband had with a male co worker. They were basically venting about work and ended with “love you, man”. I asked him if I heard right and he’s like “yeah, I tell my brothers and all my guy friends ‘love you’, but not ‘I love you’ that’s only for you” 😂😂

I know he tells his parents on the phone and I’ve never heard him actually have a phone conversation with his friends (he’s from east coast and we live in the west coast) it’s all through text. He just started a new job and he’s really happy with it (minus this one incident) and has known this co worker for a couple of months.

I told him I’m so proud of him that he tells other men he loves them (beyond family). I grew up with men never sharing emotions, even amongst family.