Originally Posted by JRiverMartin
I'm not sayin' you're wrong... but I live my life with a "low-verbal" man, and have learned over the years that what he says and what he means are often different things. So, that explains my general attitude.
It must take years to establish the type of non-verbal communication required to either tell when someone means what they say or not, and also to be able to tell what they DO mean if what they say is not in fact what they mean.
Most of what I have read about on this forum (and seen in "real" life) is that people should, as a rule, be very clear on what they say and what they mean because that is all the vast majority has to go by. Even the Forum Guidelines say something to that effect.