Recently, Huffington Post published an article with this title: “So You’ve Been Ghosted: Here Are Six Steps to Deal With It.”
“Ghosting is the process of ending a romantic (or platonic) relationship by cutting off, blocking, or ignoring your former partner’s attempts to contact you. Basically, when you’re ghosting someone, you’re ending a relationship without acknowledging, explaining, or informing your partner of your intentions.”
Wow. Can there be enough words to convey how rude, tacky, immature, cowardly, potentially cruel and utterly ridiculous ghosting sounds?
We’re guessing there are more than a handful of folks out there who’ve experienced this sort of thing before. So here’s our question: If you have been ghosted (or have ghosted someone) in the past, were there any signs prior to said ghosting to indicate it might be around the corner… but you ignored them?
We wonder if it’s really so easy for someone to act happy in a relationship one moment, but then suddenly drop off of the face of the earth without warning the next, leaving the person they were seeing in total shock and disbelief. Can an engaged, connected partner really be capable of doing this without providing any explanation to help the other person process the abrupt end of the attachment in any kind of healthy way? Or were there missed signals or signs the “ghoster” tried to communicate with the “ghostee,” that went ignored or denied? Did the “ghostee” — in effect — “surprise” him or herself by refusing to wake up and smell the coffee?
What do you think?
Your Tawkify Team
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