my hubby is also very quiet and woodie type
i'm the one starting to talk less to him cos when i talk , he dont reply so i might as well diam diam
our topics are very random actually , sometimes i will say about my friends , family etc and he just go 'OH' =.='' just 1 word reply
so i usually share my problems with my gfs LOL !!
i guess the speak out is cant change type since he's a quiet and woodie type so just try your best to cope or find something he's interested in to talk to him
showing care sometimes is deep inside where we can feel even if they dont say out , i believe you can feel it too , sometimes little things they do can let us see how much they actually care for the family
by time , they will still talk to us , everyday we see each other , somehow they still will find things to say , my hubby will sometimes talk to me about news , or telling me which hk drama is nice and ask me the episodes of the drama etc .. afterall , they will still talk to us , as we're facing each other everyday =)
it takes time, slowly bah ..