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Sometimes, No Response Is The Response They Deserve

There's a lot of maturity in not playing their toxic and negative game.

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Sometimes, No Response Is The Response They Deserve
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There will be times in your life when you're faced with difficulty and drama.

Thanks to texting, drama is sometimes escalated due to the lack of emotion behind texts and them being able to be interpreted different ways by the sender and receiver of the text. Regardless of what the drama is about, regardless of the tone used or not, sometimes the best thing to do in this era of texting is to not respond.

I'm not saying don't respond out of spite.

I'm all for speaking your mind, but sometimes the best response to a hurtful text or conversation is no response at all. This shows that you're not going to continue in a conversation, relationship, or argument that is toxic. You're not going to keep stooping lower and lower, and having the other person keep stooping lower, too, just to get a point across. Sometimes, no matter who the argument is with or what it's about, it's not worth continuing and you have every right to just remove yourself from it - with or without giving the other person notice.

By removing yourself from a toxic conversation or argument, you're not giving them the power. You're letting them continue to say what they need to say.

Hell, if they want to text you 50 more times, that's their prerogative, but you don't have to be a part of it. Despite what some people may say that this is just letting the other person rip you to shreds and you should stand up for yourself, by not going back at them, you are standing up for yourself. You're showing them with your actions, instead of your words, that you no longer wish to be a part of this negativity or this argument. You will respect their wishes to text you (you're not telling them to 'f off' or stop talking to you), you're letting them speak their mind but you don't wish to respond and be a part of it.

Sometimes, you just have to let the other person have the last word and sometimes, that can be more powerful than continuing in a negative conversation or making things worse. From there, you have the right to reach back out at a later time to address the issue or just let everything be what it is and silently wish the person luck with the rest of their lives. There's a lot of maturity in realizing how many things do not need your response or reaction when a toxic or negative person is trying to draw the worst version of yourself out of you.

Let me put it this way: you don't owe anything to anyone, especially when a conversation, friendship, or relationship blows up.

Am I saying ghost the person? Absolutely not. All I'm saying is sometimes, when you've said your piece, the other person may not be okay with it and may feel the need to scream their piece at you. They may feel they cannot drop the conversation and even though they cannot drop it, doesn't mean you have to continue with it.

By not responding to negativity or in an argument when things seem to be going nowhere or a relationship is ending, you should not feel guilty and like you have to always fire back and stand up for yourself. You should respect yourself and know when enough is enough. By not responding, sometimes you are saying all the things you need to say.

By not responding, you are getting your message across.

By not responding, you're giving a perfectly good response, and sometimes, it's the best response to give.

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