Why Silent Treatment Is A Bad Thing

On three separate occasions on DREWspective, I made it known (but not necessarily clear!) what I think of using silent treatment towards others: that it’s cowardly, childish and bordering on evil, with the same being said about anybody who uses it as a first resort, or hides behind it when things get uncomfortable. Men as well as women.

Well Ken Savage, over on his far more popular site, gives a good explanation on why silent treatment is bad. Just the cartoon near the top of the page is a good example!

And for those of you who still advocate silent treatment as a first resort: I’d like you to explain why. (Yes, that is a criticism-based question.)

One comment in response...

  1. Ken Savage says:

    Thanks for the shout out Drew. You know I agree that the silent treatment is stupid but what I don’t think people think about is the effect it can have on people long term. I remember my parents doing it to me and also a basketball coach. Really!?!?!
    Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

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