I was skimming through the book, “Living With the Passive Aggressive Man,” by Scott Wetzler, looking for validation to the answer I have for a question I received (I’ll answer in a later post), when some of the things I was reading really jumped out at me.
I’ve read the book before, so I should know these things. But in the crazy-making business of living with a passive aggressive man, sometimes these things get blurry.
So I am posting these quotes as a reminder to ME and as information for anyone else who needs it!
“In relationships, these passive-aggressive men deny a woman’s needs and feelings. They close off opportunities to address issues, and they focus on how they can get their own way.”
“Although passive-aggression is fundamentally about one individual’s psychological conflict, it is most poignantly played out in the arena of a two-person relationship. The passive-aggressive man needs an adversary – you – to be the object of his hostility. He also needs someone whose demands and expectations he can resist. Passive-aggression is often expressed through relationships and so appears to be a ‘relationship’ problem. But more often than not, it is one person’s problem: his.”
“The passive-aggressive man will always act in his best interest.”
“…passive-aggressive behavior fractures relationships that would otherwise thrive.”
“You are entitled to more, and if the passive-aggressive in your life cannot or will not give it, seek your happiness elsewhere.”