What is Ghosting?

What is Ghosting?

Have you heard the new phrase “Someone ghosted me”? How about ” Please stop ghosting me”?  Well, technically ghosting is when someone is breaking off a relationship completely by ceasing all communication and contact with another individual without any warning or justification. Over 50% of all men and women have experienced ghosting.

Despite this regularity, it can be emotionally devastating especially to those with already fragile self-esteem. Why do people ghost others? People who ghost are primarily focused on their own issues and don’t take into consideration how it will make the other person feel. Also, there are a lot of relationships started off online connections so it makes it easier for some to ghost others. Some would ask, “How does it feel to be ghosted“? For most ghosting makes the other person feel disposable, used and disrespected. When someone we love ghosts us it gives a feeling of betrayal. Why does ghosting hurt so much? Well, social rejection activates the same pathways in the brain as physical pain. In addition, there are some specific factors to ghosting that cause psychological distress.

One of the worse aspects of ghosting doesn’t just cause you to question the validity of the relationship you were in, it causes you to question yourself, who you are and everything you are about. Ghosting is cruel and some have declared it a form of mental cruelty and it is passive aggressiveness to the fullest. People need to realize this when ghosted. The person that did this to you is a coward. They don’t have the social skills or decency to explain to you why they no longer want to be around you or be in a relationship with you. Remember this is more about what is wrong with them than what is wrong with you. Ghosting is definitely a very serious action. It hurts people and causes feelings of self-worthlessness. This, in turn, can lead those being ghosted to look for ways to cope or stop the pain. Many times this leads to drug use which can lead to addiction. That’s why we here at The Addictions Coach take ghosting and its contribution to addiction very seriously. An alarming number of those who were ghosted by loved ones turn to drugs and alcohol for comfort.

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