There are times when speaking only makes situations worse. For example, if you and your partner have been arguing and you meet up after work to spend the evening together, perhaps you’re wary about having a conversation. You know there are topics you want to discuss that are weighing heavily on you, but you know it will only lead to an explosive argument, so you’d rather not touch on them, but you want to maintain your connection. At a time like this, a silent date could be very helpful.