How do you communicate?

Do you express yourself or let someone put the words in your mouth? 

If you chose to keep quiet, you could lose something or someone very important to you.  Digging your heels in the dirt creates stagnation - you may dig so deep you can't get out.

It's not easy to say how you feel, what has hurt you, bridge the gap but if you don't, you can count on things slipping away.

It doesn't matter who starts, who says it, who reaches out.  At the end of the day, if you don't swallow whatever it is (pride or hurt for example), you will be holding that taste in your mouth for a long time.

Failure to communicate fails you.  Say what you need to say with care.  All you're responsible for is what you say, not how it is received.   You'll be amazed at what progress you'll make.