I had a conversation with Tuyen after circling today and was able to clear the air with him about the disconnect that has grown between the two of us over the past few weeks.
The conversation helped me to realize that I have a tendency to withhold from others when I have negative emotions come up around their actions and I feel that they are going to respond negatively towards me or not understand. I think this will help me to be more assertive in the future about voicing my concerns, frustrations, criticisms of others so that I can stay in connection with them. This interaction also helped me to recognize that I have difficulty bringing up negative/difficult emotions with others because I don't know how to frame it in a constructive way. I can work towards a goal of focusing on coming back into connection with others rather than dwelling on whose experience was "right".