When is not speaking the right thing to do? Once started, weeks can pass you by and before you know it, the silence has extended into months; the slight or reason for the argument long forgotten. Very quickly and almost without you realising, this all too soon becomes a habit and another person slips unnoticed from your life. You may have a valid and good reason for not wanting to communicate further with this person. Past hurts may be just too painful for you to forgive or maybe you cannot reconcile yourself with choices they have made. Whatever the reason, time marches on and none of us can recapture moments lost.
So ask yourself this; is your life so rich in friendship that you can afford the loss of a loved one or treasured friend over some small incident or word spoken in haste. If you can honestly say that your relationship with this person is too emotionally costly then possibly it is time to move on. However, if celebrations and shared good news just aren’t the same then maybe, just maybe it’s time to break the silence.
There’s always a little truth behind every “just kidding”, a little knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, a little emotion behind every “I don’t care” and a little pain behind every “It’s okay”.