The 17 Stages of Ghosting on a Relationship ...

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Ghosting.

It's a divisive subject.

Some people think it's the worst thing you can do to someone else – just fading away into the ether.

Other people understand that, sometimes, ghosting is the only way.3

I think most of us have probably done this to someone – a date, a lover, a friend, an acquaintance.

It happens.

There are times when you just cannot handle the direct confrontation of telling someone you don't want them in your life any longer.

Some people make it impossible to walk away.

Hell, I ghosted on a former girlfriend who was a very toxic presence in my life – that happened almost ten years ago and she just Instastalked me.

Ghosting happens, there are dozens of reasons why, but the whole process typically goes a little something like this …

1. You've Found That You Have Absolutely Nothing in Common

You've Found That You Have Absolutely Nothing in Common

It happens.

It can happen right away or over time, but it does happen.2

Ghosting may pop up as a possibility because you realize that you have nothing to say to the person you're with … and you're not particularly interested in anything they have to say, either.

2. They Start Blowing up Your Phone before You've Even Met

They Start Blowing up Your Phone before You've Even Met

Why do people do this?

Do they think they get a point for every message they send or call they make?

Even if someone is worried that you're avoiding them, do they really think that blowing up your phone will endear them to you?

Seriously?

3. You've Googled Them and … Nope!

You've Googled Them and … Nope!

Nope, nope, nope.

You're ready to just nope right out of that situation.

4. Each Time You Make Plans with This New Person, You Cancel

Each Time You Make Plans with This New Person, You Cancel

This is not just a sign that ghosting is probably imminent, it's also a sign that maybe you don't want to chill with your potential new partner.

You Feel Guilty about Canceling on Them
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