Where one can convey one’s position through not saying anything.
Variations on boundaries.
Particularly beneficial in those situations where someone in opposition hungers for the blowup, or the breakdown. “See? You have problems.”
Works when there are the embers of verbal conflict, waiting to rage.
Silence not working the same way when the embers are in writing.
Needing to acknowledge, in writing, the potential for flames, followed by electronic silence.
Acknowledgement of what is said, expressed general disagreement as to content, followed by wordless exit.