The following list of relationship problems applies to either you or your partner.
Passive-aggressive partners are generally codependent, and like codependents, suffer from shame and low self-esteem.
On the surface, they can be hard to identify. These narcissists may appear shy, humble, or anxious.
You don’t need explanations as to why you’re doing this. You don’t need a 10 step recovery plan. You need to apologize to her. And you need to choose to stop.
They’re basically obstructionist, and try to block whatever it is you want.
Yes, YOU are partly to blame.
Over apologize? Under apologize? Be passive-aggressive? Where’s “that elusive middle ground /where yielding to acknowledgment /opens the door to recognition”?
The silent treatment has been an age-old coping mechanism in relationships for as long as I can remember.
Stop feeling guilty.
Compassion and caring can make a big difference with children, even when they aren’t your own.
If you’re hearing any of these five phrases, you’re probably with a passive-aggressive person.
“When people show you over and over that they aren’t capable of loving you the way you want to be loved, believe them.”
Could you be passive-aggressive and not know it? Rhoberta Shaler has a test to help you find out.
In the last year or two, I’ve learned to rely on my intuition. If someone or something gives me weird vibes, consider me gone girl.
Counselor Carl explains the four communication styles and shows how assertiveness is the key to avoiding dysfunctional dynamics. Which one are you?
You can’t change their behavior, but you can change how they behave around you.