What do I do if I’m the victim of ghosting?

It is important to remember that the onus for explanation lies on the ghoster.

Even if the ghoster has a valid reason for not wanting to communicate, this may only be clear if they tell you.

Being the victim of ghosting once or twice may make you believe everyone will ghost you.

As a result, you may even communicate less with others to ensure they respond or reach out of their own accord.

While this may be reassuring, it is essential to be careful here. It is also vital to avoid rashly misjudging a delayed response as ghosting.

If you spend a lot of time tracking this person’s activities online (using their ‘last seen’ time on various apps, trying to monitor their other online communication, etc.), you may want to take a step back and block them.

However, it would help if you also considered speaking to a professional.

A trained therapist would help you deal with the inevitable feelings of hurt and anger that prevent you from detaching from the relationship.

Experiencing ghosting is undoubtedly unpleasant, and your feelings of rejection, hurt, and confusion are very valid.

But consciously looking at how you process these emotions and being mindful of your interpretations can help.