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.
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.
Recognize the Punishment Trait: Destructive / abusive men punish in subtle, sneaky ways. They give the silent treatment when you stand up for yourself, or turn up the pressure to make you back down. They deny or devalue your input on simple things, they become financially or emotionally abusive, they play mind games, they challenge your economic stability, and threaten consequences. They use the court system to keep their power over you and to remind you that you...
The Narcissist's Silent Treatment - my ex did this after dumping me out of the blue and other times before that. My mother had a stroke 2 days after the ex dumped me. The ex, who claimed I had been the love of her life gave me the silent treatment while I was grieving my mother and needed a friend to talk to. So cruel.