Ghosting is really about avoidance. We ignore texts, phone calls, and emails, and fade away slowly or quickly, in order to avoid confrontation or what really amounts to an uncomfortable conversation.
Should I text him to ask what’s up?
Now I realize I was more a junkyard dog than a lion, growling out of fear, snarling out of misplaced pride—no one wanted what I had, but I prowled the perimeters of my pile flashing tiny teeth and wretched claws, desperate to protect it.
I’d pay twice as much to move the party next door, so I could be alone, in peace, to cry.
The sad reality is that many of us lose ourselves in addiction, and not enough make it out.
Gaslighting is a pattern of emotionally abusive behavior that’s all about controlling and isolating another person.
She will be more likely to hear you if you can refrain from making statements that come across as being judgmental.
I have some major issues in our relationship, which I have discussed with him on several occasions and told him I would not marry him if things stayed as they are.
The person your anger is hurting the most is you.
When a person ghosts someone, it’s generally because they are too cowardly to have an uncomfortable conversation.
This house, which I love more and more each day, is the last thing my family ever bought me.
I often asked myself: What would it feel like to parent a child who later died unexpectedly in a school shooting?
When I began listening to and seeking to serve my needs, I was able to tune in to my inner mentor and hone my instincts.
Even though dating was a brutal learning experience, it was also gratifying, and a lot of fun.
It probably feels like you’re getting ghosted by your boyfriend — and, in a way, you are.
It is natural to find other people attractive when we are in committed relationships. But the intensity of your attraction for this friend is indicative of some red flags I see here.