It can be very difficult to be as willing to hear their requests as to make your own. It helps to be clear whether some of your requests are, in fact, demands.
Three examples of requests are:
A request for action is more likely to be heard if there has been attention on the connection between both of you. If someone lets you know what they heard, you might say ‘thank you’, before either:
My need is for... and what I would like to request (to help me meet my need) is... I would like to request this from ... ?