My family pointed out to me that I never say what I mean. Even though I was a little offended by their comment, God allowed me to remain to open minded to hear and understand what they meant. They mentioned that I have a tendency to ask in roundabout way for the things I want or may need help with rather than just come out and say it directly. So upon giving what they said some more thought, I came to the realization that I truly don't know how to ask for help.
I guess I see asking for help as a sign of my own weakness, even though I may desperately need it. I also think that I don't want to hear no if I ask for help. (That rejection in a time of need can do something to a person.) So my roundabout approach really is a way to shield and protect myself just in case I am unable to get the help I am searching for.
In moments like these, I should recall Psalms 118:8 which says "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man." My fear of rejection in my time of need comes from putting way too much confidence in my fellow man rather than God. I am learning that I need to take all my wishes, desires, concerns, and pretty much everything to God first instead of seeking help from others.