Silent Treatment Abuse Is A Relationship KillerWe all understand that fighting isn't good for a relationship. So the opposite, the silent treatment, should be good, right?
Wrong. That's silent treatment abuse.
A lot of couples tell me in counseling that they don't fight and they see that as a good thing. I don't. Withholding emotions (silent treatment) isn't healthy, just like not controlling emotions (fighting) isn't healthy.
Many partners punish their partner with silent treatment abuse. Yes, the silent treatment is abuse. It causes damaging chemical reactions in our brains, which lead to harmful thoughts and feelings.
Silent treatment abuse is a relationship killer. Let's start calling the silent treatment what it is, abuse. Please help let the secret out. #abusiverelationships #relationshipadvice #relationshipproblems