Is Your Partner Passive-Aggressive? Here’s How to Handle This Type of Behavior

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“Being passive aggressive occurs when someone is trying to indirectly express negative feelings as opposed to sharing them openly,” explains trauma-informed therapist Amelia Kelley. “It does not always occur through verbal communication, but can also happen when someone withholds effort, doesn’t follow through with tasks, withdrawals from interaction, or purposefully sabotages situations and relationships.” Basically, someone tries to make their frustrations known without using direct confrontation. 

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