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How To React To The Silent Treatment in Relationships

Updated on February 28, 2016
Silent Treatment in Relationships
Silent Treatment in Relationships | Source

Honestly speaking, I personally never liked the Silent Treatment in relationships. Both parties suffer a lot here. For those who don’t know, Silent Treatment is basically not talking to your partner, not living in the same room, not running into each other and also trying to avoid even the eye contact sometimes. It’s a very common thing in couples whenever they have a fight over something.

This Silent Treatment is a painful thing to do. Both parties suffer a lot and wait impatiently to talk things out but somehow, they can’t do it for ego, self-respect or stubbornness. So how to respond if you fall in such situation? Let’s talk all about it, shall we?

How To React To The Silent Treatment in Relationships
How To React To The Silent Treatment in Relationships | Source

How To Respond If You Fall In Such Situation?

First of all, try not to fall in such a situation. No matter how big the problem is in the relationship, always talk things out. However, if you fall in such a situation after all, then don’t hesitate to try and talk to your partner. It’s quite obvious that your partner would try his/her best to avoid you, but you must try hard to mend things. Try to do the things that you both like to do often. You could also try to remind your partner your happy memories. Pleasant surprises work in such situation. You could present your partner things which he/she likes. Whatever, it takes, make your partner talk.

Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. Maybe your partner is kind of loner. Maybe he/she likes a bit of personal space in such situation. In this case, patience is the key. Give him/her time. Admit your fault and wait for him/her to warm up. If you try too hard on your partner in these cases, things will only get worse. So just have patience and give your partner time.

Another important thing is saying “sorry”. Learn to say it. Many people give more importance to their ego rather than the relationship. That’s not a good thing at all. Having ego is good, but you must definitely know the limits. In real love, I honestly don’t think ego should exist. You both have to respect each other. Try to say sorry sometimes even when it’s not your fault. It doesn’t prove you’re weak or less, it rather shows you give more priority to your partner than your ego. This is how mutual respect grows. Give your partner more priority than your ego. That’s very important.

You Both Have To Respect Each Other.Try To Say Sorry Sometimes Even When It’s Not Your Fault

Silent Treatment in Relationships
Silent Treatment in Relationships | Source

The Most Important Thing Is The Mutual Understanding.When You’re In A Serious Relationship

Never try to force anything on your partner, no matter how right you are. When he/she needs time or wants space, you must give it. It’s natural to look for some personal space when you have a fight over something. So when your partner goes silent and looks for it, you must respect his/her demands. When it’s time, he/she will come around.There’s no need to worry. Don’t hurry in relationship problems. It’s better to take things nice and slow in such situations.

With all these being said, the most important thing is the mutual understanding. When you’re in a serious relationship, good mutual understanding is a must. Try to understand each other as much as you can. It takes a lot of time to understand a person in the fullest sense. So make sure you take the time. Trust your partner, give respect and enough personal space. Get your ego out of the way.

This is how you won’t need to face the Silent Treatment. But if you do, try those suggestions. Things will get better. But most of all, always love and respect each other. Cherish your relationship and value your partner. This is the key to ultimate happiness and satisfaction.

Trust Your Partner, Give Respect and Enough Personal Space

The Most Important Thing Is The Mutual Understanding.When You’re In A Serious Relationship.

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      James Franklin 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks A Lot Dora Isaac Weithers.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      James, Welcome to HubPages! Your first article deals with a very important topic and you offer good suggestions. Thank you. Looking forward to more from you.