Thank you, Daray. I already talked to him once, and that was his answer, that he misunderstood. I don't really know where to go from there, as I don't see how he could possibly misunderstand his own words. Do I tell him directly that I don't entirely believe him? Does saying a thing like that ever help the situation? That he's lost some of my trust?
Part of the problem is my fear (I could probably analyze all the places it comes from, but not sure that that matters) that telling him this leaves me feel at worst lied to and at best unimportant will simply be regarded as whiny, needy, demanding, or controlling.