Why do I feel embarrassed to ask for help?
Children brought up in homes where they are isolated or there are no adults available to answer questions will soon become self-sufficient and either not get their questions answered or search for answers on their own.
Homes that have a policy that children are to be seen and not heard send the message that the child is not important in the family. These children learn early that asking for help can be dangerous and questions are better left unanswered than risk retribution from a parent or adult figure.
Some parents shame children who ask questions and even teachers sometimes act as if it's a crime for a child to ask a simple question.
Some children who grow up in a normal, inquisitive environment- as adults may be surprised when confronted with someone they are involved with who believes silence is golden and ignorance is bliss. Their background brings to the relationship attitudes that discourage questions.