Has Ghosting in Relationships Been Around Forever? Either Way, It Still Hurts by Jessica Lawrence

4 years ago

Has Ghosting in Relationships Been Around Forever? Either Way, It Still Hurts

I work for a local media organization that is quite recognized both regionally and nationally. Our "founding mothers" are all retiring (or already have) this year. So you can imagine it's quite a shift in times. 

Recently, some of us on staff (who are "less seasoned," if you will) were using slang around some of our more senior staff. Because of this, we decided to create a spreadsheet of newer words or phrases. One of said words was “ghosting.” One quick Google search and I produced an article about "ghosting and blocking," which I sent to one of my co-workers.

After my co-worker read it, she pointed out to me that ghosting has been around for so long, it just might not have been as harsh or drastic as it is now. The reality is that we've always been hurt when we've been at the end of a relationship. 

I always want a semblance of closure or reasoning as to why it didn't work. It's very hard for me to accept I won't always get that. It hurts to know that being phased out is now a norm vs. openly communicating that things aren't working, or the end is eminent.

So the lesson? Whether you're 18, 35 or 63, please don't ghost. Or, ghost and block.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire ... and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

"Do You Ever Cry, Dad?": Why I Wrote This Father's Guide to Surviving a Breakup

Is It Time to Break Up? How to End a Bad Relationship & Live a Happier Life

Breaking Up & Divorce: ​12 Lessons on Leaving a Relationship From a Divorce Attorney

Ending Relationships: 9 Tips to Keep the Peace & Move on After a Breakup

Mike Prochaska
Who you going call? Ghostbusters!
Elisa Schmitz
Ghosting is getting a lot of exposure these days - both in personal relationships and business relationships. I have heard about candidates for jobs accepting positions and then literally not show up ... ever! Hasn't happened to me, but seriously, that is baffling. Maybe now that people are being called out on it, they will stop doing it??? We can hope. Thanks for the great post, Jessica Lawrence !

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

How to Rock Cyber Monday: 2 Shopping Apps That May Help You Get the Best Deals

How to Nurture Your Child's Imagination With Halloween Costumes!

No Cellphones at Thanksgiving Dinner, But Do Use Them for This!

Fa-la-la-la Learning: How to Encourage Kids to Read During Christmas Break!