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:
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.
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.
Ghosting can be a form of avoidant abuse - where a person stops communication and contact with another completely, permanently, without justification. Cutting off indefinitely via non contact is an extreme form of silent treatment. It is also called 'excommunication' or 'dissapearing act'. narcissism emotional silent treatment abuse #ghosting #emotional abuse #narcissm