i am not a good communicator.
marriage has taught me this. looking back on things i should have caught on to this years prior to marriage. nevertheless, i am aware of it now. unfortunately, being aware of it does not always help me to improve in the area. fortunately, my husband does encourage me to communicate my feelings rather than just going along with whatever seems easiest at the moment or completely ignoring my feelings. this is both wonderful and annoying. sometimes i feel like if he tells me to "use my words" one more time i might pick some not so nice words to use. in general though, i am very grateful for his patience and his ability to encourage me to be more vocal about things and less passive.