Sunday, November 19, 2017

Silent Treatment verses No Contact: | The Savvy Shrink

Lots of times the participants of our online workshop want to make sure they don't act the same way as their abuser when they defend themselves. This is the case with the Silent Treatment used by the abuser to punish their partner and the No Contact used by the target to protect themselves. No, it is not the same thing.

This is an article by the Savy Shrink that makes the distinction for you.
Silent Treatment, Ghosting, and No Contact: Telling It Like It Is | The Savvy Shrink: "Time and again people are confusing the concepts of silent treatment, ghosting, and no contact. These topics are deployed as relates to communication between dating partners, friends, family members, and colleagues, and not always with the best of intentions. So to further assist with defining each of these concepts, the purpose of said action, and the intended response by the “executioner” of such statements shall be the focus of this article."

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  1. Thank you for keepingus up to date.

  2. I used tohate the silent treatment. But then I began to use it--and it works for me if i dont' want to fight. Actually, I simply don't respond to a converstation I don't want to particpate in--usually it starts with some type of accusation. Slience works great.


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