Is anyone else experiencing the same phenomenon I am? At theater camp I learned that communication is a practiced art, and one that involves two people, not just one. It involves listening and responding, and my family just doesn't get that. I'm so careful about the way I communicate now I'm driving my family nutz. When I tell my mother something, and she doesn't respond, I repeat it again because I think she didn't hear it. Then she yells at me for repeating it....why don't you just respond so I know you heard me? It's all what communication is about...and she looks at my funnny and leaves the room. God I love theater camp.