Sure im going to get some slack on this from women but why?? ...
The only "slack" I'm going to give you is for being a little sexist.
Maybe im not asking for advice this is more to help women understand you cant do this aviod it period.
You do realize that husbands/men can also be quite skilled at using the silent treatment? The silent treatment is definitely not limited to females.
Otherwise, you're right. It's emotional manipulation, emotional abuse, and causes anxiety and depression to the person on the receiving end. We're not talking about an hour or two, or even a day or so of silence/ignoring. We're talking weeks, months, years, decades, even a lifetime. The silent treatment is used to take control, be in control, and stay in control. Like you mentioned, long-term silent treatment tells the partner they are unworthy
of acknowledgement and their life doesn't matter. A horrendous form of abuse - without lifting a finger and without uttering a word.
If you don't mind, may I ask you something?
Does she -
1. Cycle between silent treatment and loving/caring treatment.
2. Cycle between silent treatment and outbursts of anger. (That's a fun one
3. Stays continually in silent treatment mode.
Silent treatment kills marriages
100% in agreement.