Just because you can’t hear that earthquake doesn’t mean it isn’t shaking all that’s in your presence. Silence is often a woman’s loudest scream, and it can mean everything to her if you tune into the static.
1. She’s Taking the High Road
When everything has been said, talk seems futile. Instead of hurting herself – or hurting you – even more than the situation already has, she is choosing to let things go.
2. She’s Going Through It
She is hurt. She wants to withdraw and heal. The solitude comforts her and she knows she will be better after being on her own for a while.
3. She Wants To Deal On Her Own
She’s tried going to others for advice in the past, and she has learned that getting them entangled in her problems just makes things more complicated. She knows she has the strength to deal on her own, and that’s exactly what she’s doing.
4. She’s Just Done
Everything has become too much for her. She’s at her wit’s end, and she just needs space and time.
5. She’s Busy
Sometimes, she’s actually just doing her own thing and that’s all her silence means. Her side hustle is really taking off, she’s hanging out with new friends, she’s working out in the evenings. She’s busy.
6. She Needs You
She misses you, but can’t reach out. Maybe she thinks you will mistake her vulnerability for weakness, and the pain of your potential rejection is greater than the pain of not talking at all.
7. She’s Being Selfless
She knows she hurt you, and she doesn’t want to reopen old wounds. In addition to letting herself heal, she is giving you the space to get better. She is thinking of you and sacrificing her own desires for you.
8. She Needs a Break
Maybe this last argument really just did her in. She’s not gone forever, but she really is upset and needs a break. She’ll be back, but you need to let her be for now.
9. She’s Overthinking
She’s worried. About everything. Did she hurt you? Are you thinking about her? Should she have done things differently? Will you reach out first? She’s overwhelmed by all the noise and is trying to quiet it by shutting you out.
10. She’s Being Strong
She knows reaching out will not help. She knows it. She’s done it before, and it has not made things better. As much as she wants to talk, she knows everyone will benefit from moving on. She’s being strong, and she’s letting things go.
The points in this article are the opinion of the writer.