Has one of your friends pulled a vanishing act? Let’s take a look at this upsetting modern phenomenon
One word we hear a lot about in the world of dating is ghosting – it’s the modern phenomenon when someone just drops out of your life with no explanation. One minute you’re texting each other and chatting on the phone. The next moment they do not reply to your texts and Whatsapp messages. And you are not sure why.
Ghosting is upsetting when it happens in a romantic relationship, but it is also upsetting if it happens to a friendship. Andi Lew is a Lifestyle and Wellness Coach and the author of the book “Where did they go? Bringing Light to Ghosting Culture”. She says that most of us have been ghosted at some time in our lives – or we have done the ghosting ourselves.
Says Andi, “Ghosting is when someone you are chatting to – or having a relationship – just breaks off all contact without a word. They do not reply to your texts or Whatsapp messages. Your emails are ignored. You no longer exist in their life. It is like they have disappeared or become a ghost.” As she says, “Being ghosted can leave you feeling lost, with low self worth and low self esteem.”