Ask for what you need. Don’t expect people to know what you need, and then get upset because they didn’t guess right. People can’t read your mind any more than you can read their mind. I used to think that asking for what I need would make me high-maintenance, which is the last thing I want. Now I realize that asking for what I need actually makes it easier for others, as they no longer need to expend time and energy on trying to figure it out. Try it.