Likewise, the silent treatment is a form of punishment, a way of attempting to control your partner or others into doing what you want them to do.
It's a withdrawal of approval, and can generate much fear in people who are vulnerable to this.
I don't want anyone telling me what I can or can't do.
I feel like I can't do what I want to do, and I start to resent the person for limiting me.
Most of the time, she has no idea what's going on and is stunned by the break-up. After leaving her, I'm back to square one — wanting to be in a relationship.
But with conservative governments insisting on their sovereign right to protect their borders and preserve their national identities, Europe is headed for an existential crisis from which it may not recover in its current form.
Our media are inundated with stories of strife, especially from the arch of instability which reaches from the Atlas Mountains to Afghanistan.