I just got an email announcement about an event I wouldn’t be going to anyway, so it doesn’t really matter, but the theme of the event is Transparency as an ideal for communication in relationships. Like, constantly being as open as possible about whatever you’re feeling and thinking at the moment.
I can’t imagine being able to live up to that ideal.
It takes me so long to figure out how I feel about things, much less express them clearly to someone else. And I really don’t think I can rush that process. There have been times when I got into trouble by settling on a Nice Clear Explanation of something before I really understood it, and then felt unable to contradict it when I realized that it didn’t really fit.