Recent results revealed that 69% of the survey takers felt that their partner either ignored them and called them “emotionally needy,” or controlled them by refusing any emotional engagement in daily life, including sex.
Neil Warner, owner of Creative Conflict Resolutions, says: “Because these behaviors show a passive aggressive tendency, most marital problems never get resolved. They get ignored or shuffled around, due to the lack of meaningful dialogue. Many of our clients are seeking quick and basic relationship repair, mainly in how to improve communications, avoid treating each other with denigratory terms and include basic issues such as solving basic needs from both partners as adequate sexual frequency.”
As their practice in coaching couples to improve their communication grows, Neil Warner and his partner, Coach Nora, have found that passive aggressive behaviors are at the bottom of many unhappy situations. In their search for solutions for the couple struggling with issues of control, sex denial and hidden anger, they have produced a recent book about how to solve those thorny issues.
You can find more information here: http://passiveaggresive.com