The Silent Treatment

Y'know, this is something one would think most adults grow out of, yet for some reason, I used to get the silent treatment a lot. I never understood it. If you're pissed, just say so. I would rather that than living with someone rattling around like a ghost in chains, doing everything to make a point of displaying their displeasure, yet being unwilling to just come out and say they're angry. I can tolerate a lot of nonsense, but this is the one thing that instantly makes my blood boil.
Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat
31-35, F
2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

It is so annoying. I had one friend at university who always did this... needless to say, I didn't stay in touch! It is so much better when people say what is on their mind. Then their problem has a better chance of being resolved, as the other person knows what is wrong and both can talk about it. <br />
I hope you are not going through this with someone right now. I know how frustrating it can be.

Agreed! Thankfully I am no longer going through this - my husband and I split up. I do have a friend that does it, but I usually leave her to it and when she's done with her strop, she gets back to me. Thanks for your comments. :)

I agree with you on this.Some people think it is better to ignore you than to communicate w/you.Well don't waste time on a personal with that kind of personality,it can't ever grow into a more meaningful relationship because they have issues.Get out and find someone that can talk about their feelings and frustrations.Thank you for sharing.