If You’ve Got Nothing Nice To Say…! 5 Reasons Why Silence Is Sometimes The Best Policy

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October 6, 2012 ‐ By Brooke Dean

 

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Dealing with the silent treatment, especially from someone you love, can be one of the worst experiences ever. Some would prefer their partner be loud and angry for a few hours rather than silent and brooding for a few days. The frustration of being ignored can actually cause more harm than any words spoken, and the connection between you and the person giving you the silent treatment can be weakened…even to the point of the end of the relationship.

But sometimes, giving someone the silent treatment can be a good thing. While it may seem that not talking to someone you’re angry or upset with is a petty and childish way to handle the situation, sometimes not saying anything can keep you from escalating an argument or, surprisingly, to help you get your point across in a more concise way. After all, arguing can be seen as a tug-of-war of continuous fighting, while silence can be an art. If you’ve been known to get in trouble with your mouth, consider these benefits of biting your tongue…just for a little while.

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  • Shawty

    I gave the silent treatment to a friend of mines once, and I told him via text I would contact him when I could talk in a civil manner. When that time came, he got upset and basically took over the conversation; while I was trying to explain why I gave him the ST. By the end of the convo, he hung up on me, only to text a few mins later that he understood he was in the wrong but that I needed to communicate better, versus shutting him out. Now, he calls every once in awhile, after not hearing from me, to make sure I’m not mad at him. lol. I guess the ST worked in my favor. ha ha

  • Nope

    I greet the silence treatment with my own silence. The silence treatment doesn’t work very well if the other person refuses to even acknowledge it. But yeah women really do need to learn to filter their emotions and thoughts a lot better. Just because you feel or think something doesn’t mean you’re right, or that the other person does or should care.

  • Meyaka

    I wanna defend myself, and protest, but you’re right Brooke, I’m going to try as hard as I can to shut the heck up sometimes.

  • NicPal

    I adore the silent treatment it has helped me many of day from sitting in a jail cell next to Charlie Manson and his crew. Truth!

    • L-Boogie

      You are so funny.

      • NicPal

        :)