Dating handle silent treatment
It gets back to basics—‘hurting people hurt people’—and research shows that ‘the silent treatment’ is particularly effective in causing damage.
No one wants to be on the receiving end of this form of treatment, and we all know it.
We must make it clear that we notice the behavior, and now invite them to speak directly to you about whatever is bothering them.
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While not proud to admit it, I’ve used ‘the silent treatment’ in my marriage.
I’ve rationalized it by telling myself I was just taking time to myself to think.
Truth be known, they’re really deeply hurt and make the decision to hurt back—and it works!
Many couples coming to work with us at The Marriage Recovery Center are disconnected, often by one or both partners choosing to use this immature behavior.
If you let your mate know you are taking some time to consider how to effectively respond, they will likely be understanding and even appreciative. The Apostle James instructs us: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James ).