Rather than address their inappropriate or abusive behavior, toxic people pull away and say nothing. This is done to try and invalidate the survivor's feelings. - Southlake Christian Counseling From Shannon Thomas at http://southlakecounseling.org/
Silent Treatment A preferred weapon of Narcissists; a passive-aggressive form of emotional abuse in which displeasure, disapproval, and contempt are exhibited through nonverbal gestures, such as glaring, while maintaining verbal silence.
5 Ways The Silent Treatment is More Damaging Than You Know
5 Ways The Silent Treatment is More Damaging Than You Know. Here’s the thing about blatantly ignoring someone: not only is it rude, immature, inconsiderate, cruel, and petty, it’s downright emotionally (and sometimes physically) damaging. #silenttreatment