That sounds peaceful, right? It sounds grown-up, and that’s exactly right. Real grown-ups have conversations that solve problems; kids fight and take their toys and go home. The silent treatment is the adult version.
Grown-ups talk things through, learn about each other, and make mutual, positive decisions about their relationship. That takes skills. The good news is that those skills are learnable.
Written by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD
The Relationship Help Doctor Relationship Consultant. Mediator. Speaker. Urgent & Ongoing Care for Relationships in Crisis…including the one with yourself.