Missing someone? -- Call. Want to meet up? -- Invite. Want to be understood? -- Explain. Have a question? -- Ask. Don’t like something? -- Say it. Like something? -- State it. Want something? -- Ask for it. Love someone? -- Tell them.

I’m not sure where this quote originated..probably from a frustrated boy or girlfriend, struggling to maintain a healthy relationship. Here’s the thing. When you don’t do the things above, you assume that people know what you’re thinking, when, more then likely, they don’t. And even those who know you best shouldn’t be forced into the position of guessing what you need. If you need something, say it. If you don’t, and expect someone to know how you’re feeling, that’s just silly. And, even worse, if you hint in passive aggressive ways, and then become upset when you don’t get what you want, that’s called manipulation. Neither are cool in my book.

jules