There’s no such thing as a fairytale relationship, and perfection isn’t what couples should strive for. However, there is such a thing as a healthy and happy relationship that can look similar to a Disney movie.
The silent treatment is a form of abuse. It keeps one person in control while the other person has to struggle, cry, beg, and live in a state of desperation or confusion. To make someone else feel like that is cruel and is considered mental abuse.