Warnings this is a completely selfish vent but i just need to get this off my chest. Right now I'm preparing for some of the most important exams I will ever take... as a result I am stressed to the max. More than anything I would just like my SO to appreciate what I'm going through. The stress in addition to his inability to empathize is magnify my greatest flaw and the biggest flaw in our relationship. I am passive to the extreme in a relationship... sure I'll be aggressive in the bedroom, but when it comes to the little things I roll over. I think it stems from the fact that my mom is the same way, thankfully, my dad does not take advantage of this and tries to encourage her to speak her mind and play a role in decision making. The SO is the complete opposite, he asks me where I want to go, of course I have an opinion, but I say "whatever you want babe, let's go somewhere that you will enjoy" and he accepts it at face value. I know this is my fault, and I need to accept responsibility for the fact I let it become like this, but it still sucks. He promised he would come out to the barn this weekend and watch me ride but the minute I told him "i'm just going out there to ride, its no big deal, I don't want you to feel obligated to go" he told me he was going to go golfing on Saturday instead... If anyone read this vent I guess what I'm mainly saying is that I've been childish and havent spoken my mind, thus he doesnt try and get my opinion. I realize this but I don't know how to change it... do I flat out say that I've been unhappy with tons of little minute decisions he's made for me throughout our 6 month relationship?