Urban dictionary defines the silent treatment as, “when someone refuses to speak to you, just to be mean, even though you ALREADY apologized and meant it.” People often use the silent treatment as a form of control to get somebody to do what they want, or because they have limiting thoughts, thinking this makes them appear powerful when it makes them look like a jackass.
If you’ve had enough and you want to assert your not OK with this passive aggressive balderdash, try a few of these snappy comebacks. Be prepared that the person may retract to even more silence, but now their silence makes you look stronger to others, not weaker or passive.
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