Ghosting, the act of disappearing on a love interest without any explanation, is one of the evils of modern day dating. But, despite the utter lack of consideration that it entails, it is becoming increasingly common. Almost all of us have, or know someone who has, been ghosted on at some point. Sometimes, it is someone you've met only a couple of times. At other times, it is a long-term lover who can't have an honest conversation about why they don't want to be with you anymore. Either way, ghosting hurts. It is confusing, takes time to sink in, and leaves behind scars that sometimes never heal.
We don't know how to respond to this new trend. So, most of us just don't say or do anything, and accept the fact that the person who ghosted us lost interest. But, leaving someone in the lurch this way is never okay, no matter what, and you deserve to know what happened. And this exactly is the first thing to do if you feel that you are getting ghosted on.
Call them out on their behaviour, and ask why they are acting this way. You may or may not get an honest response. But, it is important that you do this for the sake of your emotional well-being. When someone ghosts on us, they rob us of all control over the situation. By having a conversation about it, you reclaim that control. Even if you don't want answers, send them a text letting them know that you have caught on to their game, and that this is goodbye.