QUOTE(moonstone13 @ Nov 30 2019, 01:48 PM)
Folks, an interesting mamak topic around: “silent treatment” when an argument arises- sometimes for days..
One side would consider it as an opportunity to calm down and analyze the issue. Another would claim it’s “missing in action”.
Question 1: is it normal? Yes, No.
Question 2: who does it more? Men or women.
Any sassy personal stories would be interesting too
Answer 1: it is a norm, yes
answer 2: Men and women do it equally, won't say one does it more than the other.
If you're familiar with the book "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus"
, you'll notice that women(not all) tend to prefer to talk more and solving problems via communication whereby Men on the other hand prefer action over words and will completely shut off when challenged. Now that does not mean men prefer the silent treatment more but opt for it to avoid further damage and reassess the situation from their partner's point of view.
It's been awhile since I picked up that book, but it was heavily focus on the concept of communicating with your other half and provide useful insights towards problem solving as a couple. Would definitely recommend anyone who wish to further improve their relationships and or just interested in the subject of relationships.