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If I had it to do over, I might just consider the long bouts of the silent treatment as a blessing in disguise! However, I know well from experience how painful it can be. Here are some things to avoid when narcissistic mother is giving you the silent treatment:

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The silent treatment is abuse, too! Always being ignored and given the "silent treatment" He can't accept responsibility so he ignores. Lol.

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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/

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When someone walks away after you stand up for yourself, and you don't hear from them for days or weeks. That is not normal. In fact, it's abuse. It's emotional neglect, they obviously don't generally care for you... Please understand that's not real love at all… you're not a door mat to be walked on, your a friend, partner or spouse & deserve better treatment.

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Just remember when you're ignoring her, you're teaching her to live without you. - Thanks for that as I wouldn't be coping as well as I am now!

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from ScienceDaily

Pain of ostracism can be deep, long-lasting

Silent treatment is truly hurtful and shunning is abusive behavior! I like beat him up badly @oneamazingcow98

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The silent treatment is one of the most effective tools in the abuser's toolkit.

And since being around a N causes crazy behavior, you doubt yourself and feel guilty for causing drama

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from SwanWaters

I'm Not Speaking To You! - The Extreme Silent Treatment

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.

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