No cry for help is ever stupid. It's when you don't ask that can really make things worse. I'm still very new to this also and all I can say is keep the communication as open and honest as possible.
Keep reminding him that he is the most important thing and show him that it's true and not lip service. Actions for me speak a whole lot more than words but words are still a necessity. I'm still having problems in my triad that we all are trying to work on to keep this relationship we have strong and moving forward not back.
I know I'm probably talking in riddles and I'm not the best person to give advise on this except about communication. My husband is a person who doesn't like to talk a lot but when he does I know it's time for me to listen.