No one enjoys feeling awkward, it makes us feel invisible. No matter how much we hate it, we are so hesitant to break the silence. So you sit, hoping the other will speak up to end the silence that surrounds you. To me, it feels as if the other person is upset or angered by me in a way that I can’t explain. I have no idea on why they would be, but that’s how I tend to feel. Another name for this awkward pause is the silent treatment. We all know that when given the silent treatment, tension grows between people. Sometimes it can grow so thick that it can be cut with a knife. When this happens between 2 who love each other more than life itself, it becomes unbearable. It can cause one to feel as if the other is losing feelings for them. They feel strained, and it feels as if there is a strain on there relationship. Fears are created and it can end to a falling out. Awkwardness doesn’t benefit anyone, but can be harmful to those least expecting it.