"I know it sounds stupid, but I often feel like I'm alone - in the important ways. I guess it's my own fault."
"I don't know. I always feel like it's my own fault. I try to give, but ..."
"Well, I do. I get things in return, but not always what I want; what I need. I feel trapped sometimes. If I ask for what I want, will I stop getting anything?"
"It's a risk."