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I Hate Getting the Silent Treatment

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    Silent Treatment Kills Love

    My story could become long, Im going to try to make it short. I live in a relationship since 6yrs. In the beginning this "Silent treatment" already happened, but I thought it was just a misstake(I was accused of something I didnt do) it lasted for a week. These...
    bluemikael bluemikael 31-35, M 6 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Getting the silent treatment from those you

    care about is like they're denying your existence. It sucks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 18

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    The silence of the loved ones hurts infinitely

    more than the words of those who hate you, or the ones you hate ever could.
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 51-55, M Feb 22, 2014

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    I would always rather know a truth

    that might hurt than nothing at all. At least you can try and do something about it when you're told. Hearing nothing just leaves you in limbo, helpless. So tell me what's on your mind, and we can try to work it out.
    Garuuuu Garuuuu 26-30, M Mar 7, 2014

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    How long can someone possible stay mad?

    Ugh. I said I was sorry the other night. Said he was hurt, but I'm hurt as well and didn't get an apology. I have no issue apologizing but want the same respect. I'm sure he's expecting me to text. Last time I get ignored 10 days. How long this time?
    gymgirl71 gymgirl71 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    Mjjim86 Mjjim86 26-30, M Feb 11, 2014

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    Just Horrible

    There is nothing else in this world that is more likely to get me in a temper and get my blood boiling it just seems to hurt so much and is the worst form of punishment ever and especially when it is carried on to ridiculous lengths like weeks or even months I just can not be...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    Okay, You're Angry

    I get that. I understand that I have done something to make you angry; but I think I deserve to know what that is, so I can either apologize or tell you you're full of ****.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 31, 2012

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    My Marriage Of My Wife Of 22 Years And Raising My Son Of 17 Years

    My wife usually gave me the silent treatment! i was told this is a sign of abuse. Know she has taught my son of 17 years (the one i gave up a career of and become a stay home dad all those years is also giving me the silent treatment. I don't care about my wife (know that were...
    ancientaa ancientaa 46-50, M 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Yell, Swear, Cry...something!

    Alright, I know I can p iss people off.  I don't deny that.  But, don't give me the silent treatment!  It drives me insane!  I guess, because I don't stay mad at people for very long, I expect we just get it out and get on with it.  At the very least...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    My husband and have different opinions

    now he rarely talks to me, when I open subject to discuss he usually asks me To repeat what I said a couple of times and then he answers provokativly and than ignores me until I give up and go, I sleep angry most nights because of this treatment
    rules33 rules33 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    When I get the silent treatment I get a sick

    feeling in my gut and I don't know why
    Joshboyd99 Joshboyd99 13-15 Jun 1

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    I Demand Explanation

    It isn't fair to just walk and get on with your stuffs ignoring each other. Morning, comes evening and no words at all ? I won't give into your wishes. You can act your way not talking, but I need an explanation. After explaining to me you mind, depending on how the issue would...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    Dont Be Silent...

    Anytime someone gets mad at me and just doesn't say a word "the silent treatment". I think oh great what the hell did I do now. It bugs me so much I just make them more mad by asking what did I do a thousand times till they get so annoyed they tell me. Then I apologize for what I...
    dejin1 dejin1 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    When two people give each other the silent

    treatment, the winner is always the one who cares the least. I never want to be the winner.
    Manzzle Manzzle 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    My husband doesn't necessarily give me the full

    silent treatment but sometimes he just doesn't respond to me. It drives me nuts! I'd rather he be angry and yell than no response. Sometimes he isn't paying attention and other times he says "what do you want me to say" I'm like "ANYTHING!!" He knows it makes me angry so...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    SAY SOMETHING!It hurts right?

    Im not sure if it's the "not knowing" or the sudden disappearance or the promise that you made me. remember that? you said, no, you promised!, that you would never do that to me, and well....there ya go!"If you don't change the way you treat me, I'm going to have to change the...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    The Words Of Silence

    When someone gives you the silent treatment it speaks volumes to the recipient. Even though there's silence...we hear the words... ....I don't care about you.... ....you're nobody important... ....you're not worth my time.... ....you never really mattered.... It replays in your...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 31 Responses May 9, 2013

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    My ex-wife would give me the silent treatment

    and expect that I knew why I was getting it. I didn't. I'm dense. I would ask why she was upset and she would respond "You know why." or "You should know why.". I guess she thought she married a mind reader. My current wife will tell me what's bothering her, and I'm...
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M 1 Response May 18, 2014

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    I'm getting the silent treatment

    now from my girlfriend of four months. It's been more than 24 hours since we last spoke and she's ignored a text and an email. I sent a text yesterday to try to break the ice, then emailed her an hour ago. I don't plan on reaching out again because that's exactly what she...
    Seamhead Seamhead 46-50, M 7 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I can't deal with that.

    It makes me feel unimportant and like I'm not worth your time . You feel like you're so above me you don't even have to speak to me? I will cry
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 9, 2014

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    I Hate It When My Husband A...

    I hate it when my husband and i get into an argument and later he gives me the silent treatment to avoid another argument.  It just makes matter worst.
    annianti annianti 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    So i hot pregnant without the sanctity of

    marriage.. But it's been 8months now, when are they going to forgive me.. I need their help right now, and I dont know where to turn to because they're still not talking to me..
    SugarK SugarK 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    There is nothing worse

    than being isolated by the one person that you care for the most. How can people not see that this is a form of emotional abuse and control?
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    I'm getting the silent treatment.

    Your silence is slowly killing me.
    JD0121 JD0121 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    I'm a firm believer in "the opposite of life is

    not war, it's indifference". I would much rather someone respond negatively to me than ignore because at least they care enough to respond.
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    I just hate my life right

    now my friend made a promise to me that he won't do anything stupid to himself anymore and he keeps breaking my promise all im tying to do is help him and now we hardly talk we prob say one thing to each other then thats it I don't know what to do anymore it feels like he doesn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    The Silent Treatment?

    !?! A form of tourtière my parents inflicted upon me my entire life. A form of Supposed "behavioral discipline" at that time 70's
    christinelove69 christinelove69 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    It's so easy and simple -

    if you have a problem with me f**king tell me what I've done. Don't sit there blanking me, and if you add little sighs to it I really will have to slap you!
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Do you ever stop and think what the average

    person thinks of another person they don't even know? Someone with no personality and no respect would only be so low. I lost count. I am weird. But I'll tell you this I am genuine and I don't follow people. I have perfectly good grammar and I'm intelligent. All I do is be...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Feb 7

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    elincc11 elincc11 26-30, F Jun 1

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    My now ex as of today gave me the silent

    treatment right before he broke up with me. He is abusive and he uses the silent treatment to hurt me. Even though he knew I was crying and hurting so much he did not feel compelled to stop hurting me. The silent treatment is so painful. You feel voiceless, unimportant, small...
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    I feel that most people

    that give the silent treatment are too immature to sort out and deal with issues. My mother would often give me the silent treatment when she was angry. She would almost never tell me why. I would feel awful because of it. I would do everything to try to win back her attention...
    everybodyclapyourhands everybodyclapyourhands 13-15, F Aug 31, 2014

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    Errrrrrr

    I hate being ignored when your upset its a really terrible feeling and its not a good way for people to deal with problems.. It makes me feel like I am struggling under acid water or something. I dont know I mean I understand people need their space and all, but couldnt they just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Ah the silent treatment routine lmao.

    ******* be having attitudes or thinking something is wrong with you when they don't even know you. Stupid judge mental *******!!!!
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Jun 13

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    It kills me. I don't know

    if I said anything wrong, if you just don't like me anymore. What is it that turned you off? Why did you stop talking, responding? Please just let me know what I did wrong. PLEASE! I'm begging you.
    HopelesslyInLoveWithHer HopelesslyInLoveWithHer 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    I just found out that my wife scheduled a

    parent teacher conference tomorrow for my oldest daughter and didn't tell me about it I am Bulls&!t I have been dying to hear about what is going on in her school and my wife knows this. I work very long hours at the job and live for spending time with my girls. When I ask my...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Too Nice Or Too Proud?

    I hate the silent treatment. It can manipulate me most of the time or bring out the worst of me. I seriously wanna master this skill cause in the end the people who are experts at it, always rule over me and I just end up crying.I wanna learn how to give it back to them but when...
    NotBackingDown NotBackingDown 13-15, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Carry1988 Carry1988 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11, 2014

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    Speak Up!

    As much as I don't like to fight, I think that getting the "silent treatment" is much worse!  You can't solve problems by ignoring the person.  You have to speak up!  Say how you feel.  State the problem.  Even yell at the person.  Whatever...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    ..but I like to be the one giving it.

    Heh heh heh. Oh, so evil of me.
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Its Not Fun.........

    If you're mad put up your dukes,talk,anything.Passive Aggresive is so un-appealing,its the rust that geyts into the iron of good relationships......
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 11 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    The people who give the silent treatment really

    hate it when you turn the tables on them.
    elizabeth111 elizabeth111 46-50, F Mar 29, 2014

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    It's Unhealthy and Damaging ...

    In a relationship, communication has to happen or there is nothing left, this is partners, friends, family - anyone who could possibly give someone the silent treatment. Have it out with someone in a heated discussion if you have to .. it gets things out in the open and...
    littledharmabum littledharmabum 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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