In the article, the journalist missed the essential aspect of the problem!
That is the chemical imbalance that arises in us when criticism has taken over the relationship.
Did the criticism develop as a result of chronic unresolved conflict? Or is it more likely that criticism created withdrawal reactions in the receiver of the criticism, with only led to more unresolved conflict, more withdrawal and even more criticism.
To break the silent treatment pattern, both partners need to work together. The critical partner needs to stop pushing the other’s buttons by dishing criticism and, instead, learn to speak in more constructive ways. And the person who is withdrawing into silence has to learn new, healthier ways to communicate instead of withdrawing into silence.
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