Taking the risk of saying the things you've never been able to say before. Saying what you need and want, what you hope for, what would make you happy. Saying what angers, disappoints, and irritates you. Saying what kind of support, passion, and friendship you need. Saying what you're scared of, what hurts, what feels wonderful, why this, that, or the other thing feels awful, why something else would feel a whole lot better.