By divya g
Dealing with someone in a passive-aggressive relationship can be terribly frustrating, romantic or otherwise. Some people pretend that everything is fine and leave the problem without talking or even solving it. They are likely to exclude others and give backhanded compliments.
You may feel quite powerless as things become unwieldy when you are on the receiving end. However, in relationships, it just takes the right dialogue to open the conversation. This type of behavior usually comes from a place where someone experiences a lack of equality.
While some people are naturally passive-aggressive, others have learned that being direct doesn’t pay off. So if someone finds it difficult to express their feelings to you, it is essential to remain calm. And the last thing you want to do is mirror their behavior and make your relationship more distant.
put your ego on pause
Keeping your ego and pride aside is the first thing to do when dealing with passive-aggressive behavior. You may not have done anything wrong, but they will appreciate having their feelings acknowledged. Some simple phrases can help. For example, “I apologize for my actions. I never intended to do things this way. This could have been a miscommunication, so maybe we can talk about it?
pick up the phone
Sometimes text messages are more convenient, but you can’t convey tone in the text. Don’t hesitate to call them. And if possible, you can also meet in person and work things out. This will help you remove any lingering bitterness from your relationship.