Quick question for you.
Where do you think your former inability to express yourself came from?
I know for me, when I was first learning to own my emotions, I found it really hard to express them because of personal shame. I was embarrassed to admit to having certain emotions that I judged to be low-based or negative and also ashamed to admit to certain needs and desires.
I just need to accept that I am in the communication-caretaker position and continue to foster open dialog.
All insight is welcome!