How to deal with the silent treatment in relationships
When a partner mutes up and refuses to acknowledge, converse or communicate with the other when he or she is hurt, unhappy or angry about something, that’s the silent treatment.
2. Be calm
It is easy to get worked up when attempts to reach out and communicate with a partner is being met by a brickwall. However, letting your annoyance or frustration show at that period is not the best especially if the bout of silence was preceded by an argument, fight, or emotional outburst.
Get a hold on yourself, take a cooling-off period to get a breath and calm down instead of lashing out or going on a tirade. It’ll only worsen the situation because your partner will likely clamp up even further.