“I care about you. You are of great value to me.”
- I care about you; I love you; I would do anything for you, why aren’t you reciprocating my actions why don’t you care about me why why why ; I give my all to you and expect that you will do the same; I value you and I care about you for what you can do for me later
- I care about you; I care about your dreams and hopes and personal ideas and philosophies and respect them; I love the things you do, and how you motivate me to continue forward and I don’t mind giving my all to help you; I appreciate you for who you are
There’s a difference, and no matter what backstory you have, one of these is less acceptable than the other.