Responding To The Silent Treatment: An Effective Strategy

The best way to respond

Afshara

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Silent treatment is a form of emotional abuse, and it’s never an acceptable way to treat someone. First, it’s important to understand that the silent treatment is not your fault. The other person is responsible. If you have been on the receiving end of the silent treatment, you know how it can feel like you are being ignored or invisible.

But what is the best way to respond to the silent treatment?

The most effective way would be to distance yourself from the situation. In the narcissist’s case, “the situation” would be the narcissist. You can’t chase or even think about contacting them while they are giving you the silent treatment.

Rather than attempting to seek attention from the narcissist, divert your attention toward yourself and focus on creating your value. Again your objective is to focus on yourself. So, try doing things that make you feel empowered most importantly make you feel good about yourself.

Narcissists usually hover around when they observe that their victims are doing good on their own without them. Narcissists have a delusion that they are a scarce product and that you would be lost without them. Well, they are none of these things. They are a…

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Afshara

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