Quiet?

“Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.” Phyllis McGinley, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning American author. 

The power of silence? It enhances brilliant speeches and theatrical dialogue. It can give great peace to a couple together. 

Words can be very painful, not soon forgotten. But silence between a couple? In a committed relationship is there anything more painful than silence expressing deep anger? I don’t think so. How do you see it?