We’ve all done it.
At one time or another, you’ve withdrawn from someone who set off some sort of emotional trigger in you. You gave them the silent treatment.
The Silent Treatment is an emotional protection mechanism that kicks in when you feel hurt, unsafe or triggered in some way. When someone does or says something that betrays your values, morals, or beliefs, you may withdraw and put on your emotional armor. Sometimes information is so hard to accept or understand that you just need to slip back into your shell and process it. [Read more…]