- The person that does this is acting rude and immature. It is never ok.
- It depends, in some situations I can understand people doing it.
- It is always ok, your partner should just know what they did wrong.
Most Helpful Girl
I think that ignoring is the one of the worst, cruelest and most disrespectful things you can do in a relationship. I had it done to me before and I think it's absolutely unacceptable. It leads to nothing that one could possibly consider as positive. Now, if there's a huge argument and one of the two people is very upset and they know they need some time to calm down or else things would just get out of hand (not necessarily in a physical way), I agree that it's best to say "I'm really upset right now and can't think straight and think it'd be better to continue the conversation once I've had some time to calm down". But just to walk away for days or weeks or god knows how long and completely ignore the other one's attempts to get in touch is just unacceptable and yes, immature.
Most Helpful Guy
I can only agree to the silent treatment in a case where the person is so angry that they feel they'll say something harsh. Otherwise, it's some middle school shit.
Staying silent doesn't do anything except mirror that rift in communication to the bond between the two people. Talking about what is right and what is wrong in a relationship is pretty much the foundation of that relationship.