I never understood the silent treatment and why people choose to use it. I have experienced my share of silent treatment in relationships and it is very toxic and very, very tiring to be around a person who is not open to communicating. I read an article today about the silent treatment and it triggered my memories on how controlling that behaviour truly is. The people using it are doing it on purpose and it is very manipulative behaviour and it is a huge waste of time.
Looking back I spent so much time beating myself up not being good enough but in hindsight, it was a form of emotional abuse and I always ended up apologizing after an argument which only built resentment long-term. Both parties have responsibilities in building a way to openly communicate and usually, there will be one person who will show the way on how to communicate, but shutting that down and not showing interest in growing together will only end up in heartbreak.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.