Listening To: Primetime – dumbhead

Let’s define Ghosting first: How about “cutting off communication with someone emotionally involved“. It can happen it any number of settings, romance, friendship or even a business relationship. It can be temporary or permanent.

There even may be solid reasons to do so (see link below)

But as a general practice, it can easily be considered insensitive or even an emotionally abusive act. A bad thing.

It’s not hard to type a couple of lines of text along the lines of “I need space to think, be back in touch in a few days or so”. Or even a “real” reason for the future absence of communication: “You’ve been a dink-face and I don’t want to engage any more”.

Be kind to others.

Further reading:

Ghosting Is Emotional Abuse And Our Generation Needs To Stop Doing It

Why Ghosting Hurts So Much

When is it OK to Ghost Someone