German families love each other, but they have a hard time showing it, according to a study released on Wednesday by the German magazine
Eltern ("Parents"). Ninety percent of Germans feel that their family loves them, a survey of 1,000 people conducted for the magazine by the polling company TNS Emnid revealed. But one in three complained that they are not shown enough affection. Praise, it seems, is also not doled out often enough, with 22 percent of men and 36 percent of women saying they would like to have more positive reinforcement thrown their way. And as for unconditional love, sadly one in ten of those surveyed said he or she is not accepted as is.