Old Cowbelle: Communication
It's hard, being too sentimental, trying to express personal things to someone because then I get all choked up and want to cry! Uff-Da!
So for me, it has always been easier to put those words on paper. I have done that most of my adult life. When our children were small (and even once in a while now) I would encourage, praise, reprimand, give advice (sometimes unwanted), I would put it all down on paper.