People that struggle with Anxiety disorders many times need to learn new ways to express their needs. Many of them have a hard time voicing their needs clearly and simply. It is easy to fall into a passive-aggressive way of communication. "You should know what I need" is not a good answer to "what do you need?"
Christ in the Cross, in pain, immobilized and vulnerable shows us how to clearly voice our needs. He expressed them simply and clearly. In his pain, he called "I thirst."
That was it. Simple and direct.
May we, like Christ, learn to express our needs clearly and simply.