Why do women give the silent treatment? I never got that , is it only in songs or movies on TV or is the silent treatment a real thing when a girl likes a guy?
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depends. Sometimes I'm so pissed off that if I say anything it's going to cut to the bone and I love this person and don't want to cut them to the bone so I shut up so in turn I'm not speaking to them and usually they know I'm pissed off cause I'm slamming stuff around or moving in a manner that says "stay the hell out of my way or face the consequences" now the latter is pure passive aggressive behavior(which is the immature part) that's to let someone know "you have pissed me off but I am shutting my mouth so as not to say something that will hurt you so bad that you'll wish you'd never asked me "what's your problem?" lol
No it's true I do give the silent treatment if I'm upset. I'll hold a grudge for hours, days not speaking and someone knows sethimgs wrong esp since I'm a talker. Although awkward it forces an apology.
I can only speak for myself but if I ever do that its because I'm SO beyond mad and I need to cool down. I'd rather not say something I don't mean because at that point I really have nothing rational or kind to say.
But I do agree with RedThread its immature to behave this way instead of just working out your problems like adults. Its almost like a form of pouting in some situations hahaha.
My boyfriend gives me the silent treatment. People do it because it works. It's not really so much for "when a girl likes a guy" as much as revenge for when someone's done something wrong. It's much more effective than yelling at someone.
Usually to control or manipulate a guy or to toy with him. Sometimes its because they're mad, but I don't understand it because how can a guy right his wrong if he doesn't what he did or what is up. It ends up creating all kinds of problems like distrust. So, its better to just talk about it and if a girl can't, at least say I need a couple days before I can talk to you about it, ill get back to you.