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What Is Ghosting And Why Do People Do It?

It is what it sounds like: suddenly disappearing (from a relationship); like a ghost.

The term is usually used in the context of a (burgeoning) romantic relationship, but it happens in (long term) friendships as well.

Emotionally stunted people do this because it's easy.

  • They fear confrontation and don't know what healthy communication looks like.
  • They have already mentally moved on and just stop talking to avoid the difficult conversation.
  • They lack empathy and understanding.

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We live in a culture steeped in toxic positivity. Everyone has to perform upbeat, socially acceptable attitudes 24/7. We treat negative emotions as contagious. We don’t let anyone express sadness or vulnerability, because we’re afraid we’ll catch it. We force everyone to find a silver lining. We expect them to tack a happy ending onto every story, even if they have to lie. If they can’t, we invalidate them. We dictate how they should feel, and how they should express themselves.

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