It’s not actually ignoring the person it may be intentionally sending a message it could be all kinds of messages it is an effective way of communicating by not speaking you are saying a whole lot.
No its not effective you got a problem in your relationship just talk about it things are easier that way.
It may be easy for you to talk about it but there are some situations where as I said not speaking is actually communicating if you would take a minute and think about that you might understand.
Yes but you can avoid the topic but not avoid when the other person isn't speaking about the topic.
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If it’s not childish actually. People of all ages do it because it is an effective way of communicating.
It’s interesting that you see it as punishment, because that is a very narrow way of perceiving what is actually happening. The silent treatment is not necessarily ignoring someone you are sending a message by not speaking that message could be any number of things but it is not child is in my opinion is actually very mature in many ways, because it can indicate that you have thought about not speaking and that can be a good thing most of the time, which is a very mature way of handling an issue
Saying that you don't want to talk to them at the moment because of an issue is very different then just shutting up. In my experience, all it does is drive people away and cement the issues into place. Communicating your needs or how you've been hurt to your partner is treating the both of you with respect. If other people find it effective, then far be it from me to tell you to do it differently. In my experience however, the silent treatment or the cold shoulder never solves anything.
Think of all the non-verbal communication that we engage in all of the time. Facial expression’s hand gestures tone of voice body language all of these things are ways of communicating without speaking. So of course not speaking when someone expects you to speak is a non-verbal way of communicating and in my experience non-verbal communication is always make at least as much effectiveness as any words could convey. That’s all I’m trying to say it is not childish by not speaking intentionally.
All of you people who claim the silent treatment is childish maybe partly right but it really isn’t childish it’s actually an effective way of communicating think about it?
Sorry but that is a ridiculous statement has nothing to do with psychology and everything to do with communication.
Child like maybe, sometimes children do it a lot but people of all ages do it intentionally because you are sending a message and it is an effective way of communicating.
Its childish, can cause more problems and can eventually result in a breakup when the person get fed up with it. Communication is key in a relationship, so use it