How To Ask For More Attention Without Sounding Needy – 4 Relationship Experts Share Their Tips + Insights
In the context of romantic relationships, expressing your needs can be difficult and complex. You may be considering the perfect timing or wording. You might also be trying to anticipate the reaction of your partner, possibly expecting the worst or fearing additional disappointment and rejection. At that point, you are not only utilizing emotional and cognitive effort to express yourself, which is reasonable, but you are also trying to “mind read” which is counter productive and further discouraging yourself from expressing your needs. If this sounds familiar please read on!