Just because you don't deal with a source of tension or conflict doesn't mean that it disappears! It "comes up" eventually so "Man Up" and have a discussion with your life long partner! He or she deserves your honesty. Little issues become enormous just because you don't deal with the root!
How many times have you walked away from a very heated conversation trying to figure out why and how you allowed yourself to explode in such anger and frustration? If you really think about it, the disagreement probably should not have caused that much rage, so where do you think the anger originated?
I would venture to say that 7 times out of 10, your spouse does care but they probably did not realize what they were communicating through their actions or lack thereof. Your lack of communication allowed them to be oblivious to the fact that you were hurting. They assumed that everything was ok because you did not clarify your position. You simply could have said “I don’t like that.” You could have decided to speak instead of remaining silent wondering if they even noticed your “silent treatment.” One of the beautiful values of covenant relationship is that, “ it takes two to tango.” It’s not just an agreement you have to be together, it’s an attitude of servanthood that you have become “One.” And oneness always demonstrates strength! I want a strong marriage, how about you?