Ah, ghosting. It's the dating phenomenon that happens when people are too cowardly to actually end things with the people they've been seeing, so they choose to just… disappear instead.
Ghosters are idiots. But if you've ever been ghosted, know that you're not alone.
In this weekly column, I share a tale of a time a reader was ghosted (with accompanying screenshots) so you can see the last text that was sent or words that were uttered before someone decided to disappear forever. I present to you: Boom, Ghosted.
This week we have Maggie*, who was ghosted by the guy she was dating after they went on vacation together. Don't believe me? Take her word for it:
To answer Maggie's final question there: Yes. I think it definitely still counts as ghosting even if you see each other all the time.
In fact, I would say that makes it even worse. The one (maybe) nice thing about ghosting is that you at least don't have to see the person all the time, so maybe you can have a shot of forgetting them.
But, UGH, seeing him at the gym on the reg would just be a constant reminder of the way he broke your heart. Sounds horrible.
I also just don't really understand why he ghosted her in the first place after he seemed SO into it (like, um, I don't know, tagging-along-on-her-vacation-level into it).
Do you get where he was coming from? If you do, FILL ME IN. Or maybe you've had a similar experience? In that case, send it my way!
As always, if you have your own submission for “Boom, Ghosted,” please feel free to send it over to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.