Silent Treatment A preferred weapon of Narcissists; a passive-aggressive form of emotional abuse in which displeasure, disapproval, and contempt are exhibited through nonverbal gestures, such as glaring, while maintaining verbal silence.
The Silent Treatment [Types of Emotional Child Abuse Series, Part 1]
Rather than address their inappropriate or abusive behavior, toxic people pull away and say nothing. This is done to try and invalidate the survivor's feelings. - Southlake Christian Counseling From Shannon Thomas at http://southlakecounseling.org/
NarcMothers LOVE to use the silent treatment. I say it repeatedly to those I counsel now. It's a prime weapon in their arsenal used for both punishment and control. Refuse to be manipulated by it and do the last thing they expect - return the FAVOR. Silence it turns out, is a blessing when dealing with a Narcissist. NO contact. ~ A.N.
When someone walks away after you stand up for yourself, and you don't hear from them for days or weeks. That is not normal. In fact, it's abuse. It's emotional neglect, they obviously don't generally care for you... Please understand that's not real love at all… you're not a door mat to be walked on, your a friend, partner or spouse & deserve better treatment.