Another common love knot ….
If you tell me what you want,
I feel controlled or obligated to do what you want.
When I feel controlled,
I feel weak and inadequate.
I cannot give you what you ask for
without feeling resentful.
If you tell me your feelings,
I must do what you want.
That would interfere with doing what I want (think, feel, am doing).
So I don’t want to hear or know your feelings
~ Lori Heyman Gordon