A lot of people hold on to the saying that ‘Silence is golden’ to show their partner that they are not happy with a situation. While silent treatment may be in form of punishment, it is an unhealthy form of punishment.
Silent treatment is the refusal to acknowledge your partner verbally or through any other method. It rises from the place of anger or argument.
It is important for you to note that the receiver of the treatment is usually pained and frustrated. So, if you are the person giving the silent treatment, you may need to desist from such a form of punishment.
Then, if you are the person on the receiving end, see ways to respond.
1. Find the reason why
Surprisingly, you may be the reason why your partner still gives you silent treatment. Think of the recent things that have happened and know if you are supposed to apologize, buy a gift, speak over it, or just allow your partner to come to their senses.
2. Act as if it doesn’t affect you
If someone is giving you a silent treatment and sees your reaction, the person is likely to do more to make you sober or pained. But when you behave like it doesn’t affect you, you build an aura of mystery around you and leave your partner wondering how you are.
3. Make an offer of reconciliation
Before anyone would have the mind to give you a silent treatment, such a person must have some sort of pride. While we are not making the other partner look vulnerable, that partner can instigate a move for reconciliation. Remember, two captains cannot sail a ship.
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