Family is an excuse to treat people badly, part 2
I am watching a friend be treated badly by her family. It is only a family by marriage, but still. They don’t understand etiquette, while she does, and she enforces it. This displeases them, so they’re not talking to her.
I’m not sure whether this bothers her or not. I think it does. I know it does not bother me. Communication is an effort, and I’m not very good at it. So if someone gives me the silent treatment, I seldom notice. If I do notice, I ignore it. Eventually they either relent and start talking again, or they go away. Either way, it’s their problem, not mine.
I think my friend will discover that life is more pleasant without unpleasant family trying to inflict pain on her. The silent treatment works to her advantage, in my opinion.
We’ll see if she agrees.