I’ve heard that more than 90% of communication is non-verbal, and, I do agree with that.
Most of the time, it’s what’s either what’s not said, or how it is said that imparts the meaning, leaves the impression, and is remembered.
However, when you want something, you need to ask for it clearly.
Most people are not mind readers.
If you want to strengthen your relationships (which can seriously improve your health) then you need your partners to be heading in the same direction as you.
Or, at least, to know where you are trying to go.