Thursday, March 15, 2012

Withdrawal: The 4th Communication Danger Sign


During the past month, we have been discussing the four communication danger signs. The first is Escalation. The second is Invalidation followed by the third, which is Negative Interpretation.

Today we are going to focus on the fourth and final communication danger sign—Withdrawal.

According to PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program), Withdrawal happens when on person says he or she doesn’t want to talk about an issue, leaves the room during a discussion, or seems to ‘shut down’ or ‘clam up’ when talking about issues.”


When a problem arises in a relationship, the best thing to do is to try and solve it head-on, at its inception. Avoiding the issue and sweeping it under the carpet only makes matters worse. There is an old saying, “If you sweep things under the rug, it will eventually make a pile.”

By the way, 65% of all withdrawers are male.

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