So I am 23 osteosarcoma survivor. I've had over a dozen surgeries and 3 dozen chemotherapy treatments and now have a lot of severe chronic pain and depression. I've been having a super hard time expressing what i need from my first serious boyfriend after treatment. I need more comfort and support when my chronic pain/depression gets really bad. but instead of my boyfriend actively comforting me, he wants me to express and tell him what i need when I need it. does anyone else have a hard time expressing what they need from their loved one? I feel like my words get stuck in my mouth. I also feel like i loose a bit of dignity or strength every time i ask for help.