All you have to do is say.... "I'm just not that into you!" "I've moved on." "I will call the police, go away!" Ghosting is so petulant and it only causes more harm then good. Just explain, even a quick... "not now. NOT EVER!" I know life gets hectic and really, we don't owe people anything, but shedding a little light and a little decency goes a long way. And PS... if you're the one whose been ghosted....take a hint and move on. Be grateful you dodged a bullet.Redditor u/till-mann wanted some answers, answers we've all been waiting for.... they asked.... People who are ghosting other people, have you ever been called out, if so, how did that make you feel?
To Grandparent's House<p>My biological brother was ghosted by the woman his father was dating, who fathered 3 kids with her. I was adopted and so didn't meet my brother until our 30s when i heard this.</p><p>Apparently our dad was awful, so it's good I was adopted out but, my brother lived through the worst of it. My brother was 14, living with his dad, the girlfriend and the 3 young boys they had together when his dad was killed in a drunk driving accident ( he was the drunk). </p>
Enough was Enough<p>This happened recently. I had a friend I had known for 25+ years. We wound up at the same company and realized we lived very close. She was all into office gossip and talked trash about people I liked. I asked her to stop. Any obstacle I was facing was dismissed because she had been through worse. When I needed to talk to someone about personal struggles I was having, she would talk over me and change the subject to her issues. This went on for a few years. </p>
Sorry<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDYyMDQ2Ni9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMzUzMjcyMX0.rELaRixGmnTEypzTj-C2lkN8a5n9zL8AygwvAFtSf1c/img.gif?width=980" id="08c47" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="575c441913a0482f6da2463187d13122" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />Sorry GIF by swerkGiphy<p>I was recently ghosted by a guy I'd been seeing. </p>
How Dare I?<p>An old ex from college got in touch with me via FB, which was lovely and a tiny bit concerning. Had a great time catching up, getting in touch with old friends from college via this exchange (seriously, this was the best part of that), etc.. His life turned out pretty much as I expected - numerous divorces, presumably some infidelity on his part, etc.</p><p>Several months into our very polite chats, he suddenly shifts gears hard. </p>
Forgiveness<p>Oh hey, I can answer this. This happened 9 years ago, when I was a teenager. I had started dating a guy who I really, <em>really</em> liked. He did not like my best friend, and would often make fun of her. I felt like my friendship with her was coming to an end anyway because we were drifting apart, so I didn't stop him. His toxic behavior actually made me start resenting her.</p><p>Eventually, I just ghosted her. Left her on read. Never hung out with her anymore. We didn't go to the same school, so I just never saw her.</p>
2 Out....<p>I'm currently ghosting two friends. They are a married couple that wanted to bring me into the relationship. It didn't end well and after two months of not speaking to each other, they reached out again. I was willing to reestablish only friendship. But they still were pushing for me to be romantic with the wife. I was pretty uncomfortable and felt anxious about it, especially after the fallout, and decided for everyone's safety and wellbeing, I needed to block them.</p>
Why do you hate me?<p>Okay, I wouldn't call it ghosting... but, I sometimes don't like talking to my mom. We have a very strained relationship and sometimes it's better for my own mental health to just not engage.</p><p>Anyway, one time I was legitimately at the gym with my trainer and didn't answer. </p>
It's Me...<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDYyMDQ4OS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0MTMyODExMn0.zUHdnfcmwsX6sweo8BbhAGn7b0u6OiHAphkzDPV50bM/img.gif?width=980" id="a2cae" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0e18d597005b87a38427ff771809562f" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="300" data-height="228" />benedict cumberbatch drinking GIFGiphy<p>When things aren't going well in my life, I turn inward and isolate myself. </p>
It's Not You<p>I was low-key dating/hanging out with this guy that started ghosting me. After a while I texted and just asked him to honestly tell me what was up. He explained in great detail that he met someone else and had fallen hard for her. He apologized sincerely for being a fool by ghosting and I actually really appreciated some brutal honesty for once. I've dated so many morons that would lie about everything or gaslight me that I aways prefer the harshest truth now. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gab0svk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Jesje_Jk</a><span></span></p>
You Don't Know My Pain.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDYyMDUxMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1ODAyMzY5NX0.FZYfLYEmbG1PemSrq3ezFy4rTV719_Ni9mcSb5mdxsA/img.gif?width=980" id="86494" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="4a77190e86de26ed709e9c851c19d028" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="432" data-height="250" />No Way Abandon Thread GIFGiphy<p>Two years ago I met a woman online.</p>
Want one, Lexi?<p>I've ghosted, but usually don't get called out. I used to be honest, but having more than one dude call me names for not thinking they were a good match killed that habit.</p><p>Worst was a dude I'd gone on a couple dates with. He was nice enough, just a little too odd and clingy. Insisted on picking me up - I refused and met him instead. Insisted on driving me to the theater between dinner and the movie. I refused again. Then acted weird in the theater, yelling at people if they so much a coughed.</p>
Hurtful<p>My (adopted) aunt. Her and her biological sister came home from school one day to find that their parents packed up the house and moved without them. She was probably 15 at the time. She called her best friend (my biological aunt) and my grandparents let her move in with them, eventually legally adopting her. I can't even imagine the hurt and confusion she felt. She's still friends with her sister and I believe she eventually got back into contact with her biological parents. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gabx4ig?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SorryBee</a><span></span></p>
I said No<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDY4MDQ3MS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NjQxMTAzMX0.6aU839lkcCbrBQppWRSEZ3FMxn38oECjQ3JxKv57_-I/img.gif?width=980" id="e017a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="7152080f9c043895c1d173d9b3e5253c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="246" data-height="135" />Sad Baby GIFGiphy<p>I only ghosted him after he asked me out and I declined and he became hostile. Then he started throwing more tantrums and eventually went to my friends and asked them to stop being friends with me so yes I was wrong for not blocking him immediately. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gaajqyz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pearl_pearl_</a></p>
In my Head<p>I'm a ghoster. I feel terrible about it. I mean to write, and mean to write, then time has passed so I have to write something really good, then more time passes but it is around my birthday or a holiday so looks weird if I reach out then.</p><p>So I communicate daily with you in my head, many apologies and conversations. My anxiety just gets overwhelming.</p><p>If you contact me I will usually respond to the branch gladly. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gab0vqf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ExtraDebit</a><span></span></p>
Change it....<p>I have ghosted a couple girls. I did it because I didn't feel I wanted to pursue the relationship. I should of told them how I felt straight up. One girl I ghosted I ran into a couple months later at a bar she told me how hurt she was and I felt like a complete asshole. Changed my perspective completely and haven't done it since and will not ever do it again. Just tell them your honest feelings and you're much better off. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gab8bzy?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">coshawn34</a><span></span></p>
Sorry<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDY4MDUxOC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY3NTgzMTg1M30.sYlgVGFTqXnAlVYgMAHhJhBW7sOziSfbuFZrT_encdc/img.gif?width=980" id="4b946" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="59805f55c178efd49b954439c249f947" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="354" data-height="480" />Sorry Shame GIF by reactionseditorGiphy<p>I've been ghosting this girl I liked and she hasn't noticed because I'm the one who always starts the conversation (I now know that I'm not technically ghosting her please stop commenting that). </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gaajtch?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">kyanite_0211</a><span></span></p>
It's Not Me<p>It made me feel like crap to be honest. That's not who I am but at the time I was going through a rough patch in a relationship and my home life wasn't great either. Being alone felt like the only option at one point until a good friend I ghosted expressed his concerns. </p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gaaelme?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">The_Real_Simp_Shady</a></p>
Done with You<p>I'm currently "ghosting" this girl that has been manipulating me for months. i was attached to her so much that she could just withhold affection until i did what she wanted. and she had me convinced that the reason she was so stingy with her love was because i was doing something wrong or i just wasn't good enough.</p>
At Christmas<p>I was close friends with someone at work for 17 years (seventeen!!) Then the school we worked in closed, and we were moved to different schools. For the first 4 months, I made all the effort in staying connected. After Christmas break, I just stopped. It took her 6 weeks to reach out to me. That was a really hard time. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jj49wx/people_who_are_ghosting_other_people_have_you/gaavas3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Wishyouamerry</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Wishyouamerry/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a></p>
You can't outrun it....<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDY4MDUyMC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MzA2NzQyMX0.GUJCIOrDaI8peYjSe1UTo3CNGM5tabN8I7zYVGUXdMM/img.gif?width=980" id="868c1" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c9e758a4ba3e37bec5459fb5631d369a" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="160" data-height="180" />someone boss GIFGiphy<p>I ghosted someone I cared deeply for many years ago. </p>
Sometimes... he's just not that into you. It's a difficult truth to undertake, but we've all been there. Rejection in the amorous department is a killer and it never gets easier, but we'll all survive. What has been become more difficult is the acceptance of the delivery of the rejection. Why do grown men feel the need to be children.... sorry, I mean ghosts? We may finally get some answers. Just say what you feel. Be a human being.
Redditor u/bzctz827 wanted all the men out there to give us some inside scoop, reasons and hard truths about the state of relations today.... by asking.... Men who ghosted women for seemingly "no reason", what was actually your reason?
Let's all get some vodka and reconvene.
All that she wants....<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDEyNi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyMzI1MTgwN30.jWRTll3G0onmCOxEX9lNHv6AVoyA0QUTImReQXDESQw/img.gif?width=980" id="af42b" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c11357c38e2cc3efc1dd21914c5fb64a" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="360" />Awkward Nick Jonas GIF by Jonas BrothersGiphy<p>She only talked to me when she wanted something, and it was always when she needed emotional support, but then was curiously absent when I'd ask the same. Was just exhausting and I didn't want to go through the effort of explaining it to her.... it wouldn't have changed anything. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g0zw1fe?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Forgotten___User</a></p>
We'll See<p>She never mentioned that she had a kid prior to the date then spent the whole date texting the baby daddy.</p><p>Openly disparaged my profession despite knowing it from day one.</p><p>And the kicker, casually mentioned that she was "afraid because as more brown people moved into the area there was more kidnappings happening in the local Walmart" (no kidnapping had been reported in the last 12 months).</p><p>So yea I never talked to her again, though I didn't exactly imply I was going to after that date anyway more of a "we'll see." </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10n6cq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank"> zeplock22</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/zeplock22/" target="_blank"></a></p>
BLOCK!<p>She simply wouldn't accept that I broke up with her. The onslaught of texts and voice mails begging for me to take her back followed up by her calling me every name in the book just adds up you know? So for my own sanity I had to block her number and through any other forms of communication. I got many, many more notices of a block number trying to text or call me for two weeks after that. Then it all stopped. I regret nothing, ghosting was the only way I could get away from that. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10mynl?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">goddamnitgoose</a></p>
One Way Out<p>I realized I was doing all the talking/asking all the questions to get to know her. Having a one-way conversation is exhausting and that's why I hate online dating so much. Why bother matching if you're not going to contribute anything? </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g107stp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">monty_kurns</a></p>
"oh, i don't like to"<p>She was $200k+ in debt</p><p>She had a chronic medical condition that was manageable but would require me to change my lifestyle if things got serious.</p><p>She had a phobia of talking on the phone, not just "oh, i don't like to" but actually talking on the phone could induce PTSD. Texting was fine.</p>
First Date Issues<p>The first date was weird. It was fine at first. I met her on a dating site. She was a little different looking then her pic but I was ok with it. After a movie we went to a bar in NYC. I went to the bathroom and when I came back to our table there was a different woman there. It was her best friend who had shadowed us and asked a ton of questions.</p>
So Messy....<p>Oh man early 20's I was just bad at this.</p><p>One girl first date she seemed way to overly assumptive. I'm not saying she named the kids yet, but I got the impressions she was running names. That one turned into a bit of a stalker situation.</p><p>Was sober the next morning and decided I couldn't do that to a friend. That turned into a messy situation as well.</p><p>She was a stripper, I wasn't adult enough yet to say I really like you but I don't know how to manage that aspect of your life. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g107fqf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">tdasnowman</a></p>
Break the Fever<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDE2NC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MDQ5MjI0Nn0._V4XKFIDJ6x3IQEcj-laYyVgynVeFlUdhRu8xW3jsw0/img.gif?width=980" id="b373f" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="704ebdf034ec1a086cf1d39631d720a5" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />espn argentina fever GIF by ESPN SurGiphy<p>First date, she didn't look like her profile picture and kept talking about having baby fever and would talk about it and then stare at me to try to gauge my reaction. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g101e2d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">jonahvsthewhale</a></p>
"cyber sex"<p>An ex coworker texted me and I thought it was cool because she always seemed really nice and I thought she was really attractive. This was before you could text images so "cyber sex" as they called it in the golden age of digital perversion was telling each other what you'd like to do to them and they describe how they're reacting, what they're wearing, etc. A text version of a hot Facetime date. </p>
be cool....<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDE3MS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTUzNTgxMX0.ONgI_WF5u4ZW0TS9JNjPdZGaDURYHCjNvQam8XUdubI/img.gif?width=980" id="73779" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e55b7aa7facd9dcb35757da363b06965" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="500" data-height="500" />Mariah Carey GIF by TwitterGiphy<p>I went home for christmas, told her i'd message when I'm back in town, sent one text when i got back. All I got back from her was "cool". So I left it at that. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10a379?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">NoUsersWork</a></p>
Can't Feel It<p>I have bonding issues caused by how I was raised by my parents. </p><p>(<em><strong>Edit: </strong></em>I read this again. Its a strong affection rather than a cause)</p><p>Wen things start to get going and I start to feel genuine affection, I get a strong gut feeling that I have to leave immediately, I will get burnt. And it will hurt so much that I will die.</p><p>I am doing therapy and I hope I will conquer the fear. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10tlpa?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">MrMeszaros</a><span></span></p>
Job Hunting<p>Every time she texted me, it was pretty much just to complain about her job. That didn't justify me ghosting her though. I still feel bad. We were probably around 4 months. I asked her out probably a week after texting and then a few weeks later. Both times she said she would rather keep texting for a while. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g0zwu4c?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer dofollow">casual-ostrich</a></p>
disconnect<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU2MjI1Ni9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMjMyNTMxMX0.8A9d1JosHTvkAkp2A4eKcPdSfdsGJ-XfNCXJ_QA8TGI/img.gif?width=980" id="4e86b" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e67ebec4039f9c1a4a679a636ecba294" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="498" data-height="280" />old man no GIFGiphy<p>She barely said a word on the first date, and I tried to pull conversation out of her. Also felt no connection whatsoever. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10hm8q?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer dofollow">rtfan12</a></p>
Gotta go... go... GO!<p>We both had recently gone through breakups and were just meeting for sex. Then she told me her boyfriend left her because she slipped him GHB thinking that he would find it sexy, she didn't see what was wrong with that and then pulled out a damn mason jar full of it to show me. I literally left when she was in the bathroom and never texted/called back. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10rhvt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer dofollow">Turnbob73</a></p>
Feelings Lost<p>Was into this girl she was a few years older. She wanted something casual so I went with it. After a while I noticed I had developed some feelings, told her about it. She said we should no longer continue but can be friends.</p><p>I was down with it. But then I found out she had lied to me about having a boyfriend. She had a boyfriend the entire time, and I had made it very clear to her numerous times I wanted nothing to do with her if she was in a relationship.</p>
Just Shut Up<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU2MjMzMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNDQ4Njc4OH0.-bONowd9xnzH28yWElVTuJYlH-AKoAdLemdMsu5TmQA/img.gif?width=980" id="0fd03" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9ed0a71b1c010f9009515a2e0df0a0d3" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="412" data-height="306" />bla talking GIF by neomagazinroyaleGiphy<p>She would not stop talking. Everyday, from 8 am to 11 pm, I just had a wall of texts. I didn't even answer most of the time but she didn't seem to need a partner in the conversation. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10xvhz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer dofollow">Woodmechanic30</a></p>
"6 Months Later..."<p>Went on a 2 dates, she made a big deal that night about waiting to sleep together. The next morning I get a phone call that my father passed away... little foggy for a few months after that with depression and so on. 6 months later I realized that I never called her back, but didn't matter during that time I lost my phone and all contacts. Now it's been a few years, and the funny thing is I was just thinking about that before I read this question. </p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g11gc8u?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Grandkai09</a></p>
Making it Weird....<p>My ex-girlfriend wouldn't stop texting or calling me when I told her we were done. I had tried to be nice and be friendly after we broke up but she just couldn't accept the message that we were done, so eventually I just told her that there was absolutely nothing left for us to discuss and that since she couldn't seem to leave me alone I had to block her and not respond to her in any way.</p>
Glenn Close is that you?<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU2MjM0NS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NTUwNTM0MH0.zZJP7JIlYP4o5e0mwawEcE-Tgk-cxXJsJNeYaORynlA/img.gif?width=980" id="c215c" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c34bc71103345faeab7923087f6c6eb2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="250" data-height="300" />glenn close GIFGiphy<p>She dyed her hair my fav color after one date and told my friends how much she was into me. Also started bawling to me that I was considerate enough to call and say I'd be late as her ex never did. There was too much obsession and damage done. She later showed up at my house looking for me and insisted I was home when I wasn't as she stole a pair of my shoes. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i75sht/men_who_ghosted_women_for_seemingly_no_reason/g10n5gc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer dofollow">HoboBandit82</a><span></span></p>
"who you are?"<p>Basically wouldn't ghost unless she showed a complete lack of respect for my time.</p><p>I've left from a date and ghosted because she was 45 min late, and texted asking me to wait because she was still on another date.</p><p>I also don't mess around with women who don't look like their profile picture. </p>
When it comes to parting ways with someone, sometimes ghosting them is the only option. It sucks all around, but some situations call for it. Even if it's your friend. Here are some examples of situations where ghosting a friend was the best way to go.
u/dontmindme137 asked: What made you ghost a friend?
Pay your bills.<p>When I came home to find the power off. Bill hadn't been paid.</p><p>We were friends from work. He had split up from his ex and I needed to be closer to work. We went 50 50 on a rental, he has three kids from the previous relationship.</p><p>With me being the nerd I agreed to pay the tech bills. Internet, phone, cable TV. He agreed to pay the power as he burnt more because his kids were over on access visits.</p><p>Came home. Dark house. Hmmmm. Investigate. He hadn't paid the power for AGES because his new girlfriend wanted the money. Then I discovered he wasn't paying his rent either, same reason.</p><p>Down $5k, power, rent, we were evicted. Ghosted.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/heisdeadjim_au/" target="_blank">heisdeadjim_au</a></p>
The cycle continues.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE1NDQzMS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxODY3NDMyNH0.Xn-gBzBpQkrhmsXmFH9Az8kLchiVzVmzsSOLFfFZmvk/img.gif?width=980" id="af541" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="5a3ad350c05a2216f35c83df9b453b59" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="250" data-height="139" />Giphy<p>She started hanging out with a new friend, that's fine, I'm not her only friend. Then while we were hanging out, as pre-planned she would leave to go hang out with her new friend, then she'd break plans with me to hang out with her, all while tagging her on Facebook so none of it was being hidden.</p><p>Three years later she reaches out to me and apologizes, it's genuine as she mentioned insightful things she would have no way of knowing unless she had grown and been very honest with herself.</p><p>We are friends for another two years when she starts to hang out with another new friend...repeat.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/TravelingAunt/" target="_blank">TravelingAunt</a></p>
That's just awful.<p>We had been friends for years. Like long term sisterhood kind of sh!t. I did soooo much for her over the years and didn't even bat an eyelash. I asked her to watch my cat while I went on a 10 day vacation (a cat that she also "loved" because it belonged to her family before me)</p><p>She agreed to watch the cat. I even called her about 4 days into my vacation to ask her again to go and check on my cat to make sure it had food/water and a few scritches. When I came home my cat's water and food bowl were bone dry and she let out the most tormenting "meows" I have ever heard. My "friend" didn't check on her once in the 10 days that I was gone. She played stupid when I confronted her about it and said "oh! I completely forgot!" That was the beginning of the end.</p><p>Edit: as for ghosting her, I had to. After the cat incident, she tried to make me feel guilty for being mad at her for it. I think I even ended up apologizing because she was so beside herself. A few more disagreements accrued after that, and I was always put on a guilt trip. I decided that I didn't need that negativity in my life anymore, and I ghosted her. To this day she tries to get back to me. Even through mutual friends, she bad mouths me, then tells them how much she misses me. Chick is wack.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Carrots87/" target="_blank">Carrots87</a></p>
I've been there too.<p>When I realized a lot of the things that made her laugh were at my expense. She thrived off of humiliating me.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/BABYPUNK/" target="_blank">BABYPUNK</a></p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/BABYPUNK/" target="_blank"></a>I was bullied in school - but my worst bully was my "best friend"</p><p>I used to come home and cry to my mom. I would be heartbroken over how my "best friend" was treating me.</p><p>Honestly - I don't remember what my mom would tell me, but I wish she would have told me that I was worth way more than the treatment than I received from her, that she was a bad friend and I should drop her, that I had friends who treated me with respect and that I should spend my time with them, that she would have forbade me from hanging out with her - anything. anything.</p><p>I wasted something like 15 years with that girl in that abusive friendship.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/habaneroharlot/" target="_blank">habaneroharlot</a></p>
This seems to be common.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE1NDQ0OS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2ODYwMDg4Mn0.ThnzifcjmNHpzYJS2N_JIwa4W_QRUZQCDeUjqjd0Xk0/img.gif?width=980" id="360bd" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="023be6eb2c8b2079dd9272abe5a3407b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="278" />Giphy<p>Getting ditched every time there's a new guy on the scene but been expected to be there the second it all breaks down.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/justbeingme420/" target="_blank">justbeingme420</a></p>
Sounds like a hypocrite.<p>When I realised I put so much more into the friendship than she did.</p><p>Whenever we met up it was basically time for her to vent about her life. She always had some ridiculous drama over something tiny. She had 2 sisters. It would change week to week which one she was talking with and which one she'd never speak to again. And then don't get me started on her hatred for her husbands family, mostly cause they were from a different ethic background and social class.</p><p>Lots of other similar issues that showed she was just a narcissist.</p>
Good. Don't give her the time of day.<p>She burned the bridge. For most of the year and a half that she and I started working at the same place, she bullied me, micromanaged me, made me feel left out, and gaslighted me whenever I tried to confront her behavior. It was almost always my fault, nothing I ever did was right, and she refused to believe that she has control issues or that she was using me as a punching bag. She started doing this thing where she wouldn't text me unless I texted her first, and then get mad if I didn't text her. </p><p>So, once she quit the job, I stopped texting her. I haven't spoken to her at all since August 2019 and I don't regret it.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/thespookyloop/" target="_blank">thespookyloop</a></p>
A POS indeed.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE1NDQ4MC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MDc4MTQwMH0.JgcQfW9KWaFExkZEBOhYnsO4Blt9vlYL-MBy6M5m_sI/img.gif?width=980" id="00353" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="95091c4a6f569c667be72f561a401828" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="314" data-height="276" />Giphy<p>He knocked on my door one night and said 'Let's go for a drive". This wasn't that odd since I love driving to cool my head. So we start driving and maybe 10 minutes in, he starts directing me on where to go. He asks me if I mind making a quick stop. I'm annoyed but say sure. We end up at this sketchy house in the middle of nowhere and my buddy goes inside, but tells me to wait in the car.</p><p>Almost 45 minutes later he comes back out and says we gotta go to the bar. It takes me about 10 seconds to realize this POS went in there to get drugs and was already high. So I tell him that I'm not feeling it tonight and drop him off at his place. Spoke to him once after that when he wanted to hang and I told him I'm nobody's errand boy. Never gave a sh*t if he got the message because I haven't spoken to him since.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Cyanora/" target="_blank">Cyanora</a></p>
Get away from her.<p>I loved this girl. She was so clutch for me when my life was in ruins. The issue was that she and I were both addicts at the same time and both came from the same types of affluent families, but for whatever reason - I got clean and I turned my life around while she got worse. She and I were both addicts with eating disorders, alcoholism, and both addicted to Xanax.</p><p>I got clean and only recently (7 years later) have started experimenting with maybe one or two beers per month if I'm out with my husband. She ended up with this awful guy who she will not give up who got her hooked on meth. I was there for her for a long time. After rehab and a few arrests, she stayed at my house for a bit on two different occasions. But the last time she did, she tore my house apart looking for alcohol (which we didn't have), stole my ID so she could get Postmates to deliver vodka to my house, and nearly got us both killed by grabbing and yanking my steering wheel while I was going 80mph up I-95. I've tried so many times to help her get and stay clean, but she keeps going back to that guy and her triggers are my triggers. I had to distance myself because she was making me relapse.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/anoukdaae/" target="_blank">anoukdaae</a></p>
What a garbage person.<p>Guy told me "You'll never be a good teacher."</p><p>After two years of unemployment following my graduation with a teaching degree.</p><p>I realized the bastard had meant every 'joking' insult he'd ever said to me.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Stargate525/" target="_blank">Stargate525</a></p>
Ghosting is now the latest and hottest trend in our vapid social culture. Instead of telling someone to their face.... "I'm over you", "This doesn't work!", "I Hate You!" We just slink away into the shadows and leave others wondering if we've fallen off the Earth. Now it maybe necessary when escaping crazy but it often leaves too many doors open. You never know when you'll see them by sheer chance. Awkward!
Redditor u/infiniteplusultra wanted to hear how anybody could justify the silent peace out ways people are leaving certain relations with others by asking..... [Serious] If you have ghosted a loved one, a friend, a significant other, or anybody, why did you do it?
Be Mature.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg4MDIwNC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyOTcxNDY4Mn0.LExlZI5r1s4LZO1E8HBSwr2A8KqqqfnxXv2L1hymg0g/img.gif?width=980" id="d8db9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="aa6d1be9c074418a99bd5484123eff33" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="360" data-height="202" />Giphy<p>I ghosted my best friend at the time. For some reason she started acting all weird in senior year (she'd go weeks without talking to me or getting mad at me for minor things), finally at our graduation she talked to me and basically told me that she was not going to be my friend anymore because she believed that high school friendships had to end in order to "mature" as a person. Anyway, I was sad and frustrated because I couldn't do anything about it.</p>
A Bad Friend.<p>A gay friend of mine was very pushy and demanding of pictures (nudes, shirtless, etc.) of me. It got to the point that i told him i was uncomfortable with it and requested he stop. He sent a massive tirade of how him being attracted to me was just how he was and implied that i was somehow being both a bad friend AND homophobic for not being flattered at his attention. I stopped talking to him altogether. Sucks because i miss my friend, I hope he is doing well, and i wish him the best, but boundaries have to be respected. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjz2q74?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">damndingashrubbery</a></p>
Blocked.<p>I ghosted my ex bf bc he was manipulating me for a long time and when i called him out he victimized himself and i was sick of it so i blocked him. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjyxk00?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">pastel11037</a></p>
Me First.<p>The only person I ever cut contact with was my step father. He was a nasty drunk who liked to beat me up, held a gun to my head one time, just a generally sad sad man. I was 12 or so when the beatings started, 15 when the gun thing happened. I moved out at 17 and put myself through college. I'm a teacher now.</p>
Not Another Minute.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg4MDIxNS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MDgwNjQxNn0.8Tia2tZ3WImYpi9RD9uDONaah37o4XSB-1d3gAguU3U/img.gif?width=980" id="0b9cd" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="106235d74992020be0668dbefc4a9e6c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="284" data-height="324" />Giphy<p>Attended their birthday dinner, their partner was repeatedly horrible to me whenever their back was turned.</p><p>Knowing it would my word against the boyfriends and we were not super close friends, I just faded away. I really don't want to spend another minute with their boyfriend or listen to then go on about them. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjyyszy?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Terryfoldyholds</a></p>
She Evil.<p>A girl who I considered my best friend for four years got a DUI and lost her license, and couldn't get a work permit. I gave her rides to and from work for six months, while I was working overnights and going to school full time, so I was loosing a LOT of sleep because of it. It was about 45 minutes to an hour round trip depending on traffic.</p>
No Contact.<p>My girlfriend off 6 years, she went away on army basic training. No contact for 63 days, I wrote letters and messaged her everyday so she wouldn't miss anything when she got back.</p><p>She got back. She was distant. Her cousin told me she was cheating and met someone else.</p><p>I just send her a text saying 'Don't contact me ever again, best wishes for the future. Love Unhappyspark'. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjzbdy4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">unhappyspark</a></p>
Too Much Drama.<p>She started dealing heroin out of her house and kept asking me to steal stuff from the veterinary hospital I worked at. I ghosted her and never looked back. Her and her mother blew up my phone for a while telling me what a huge piece of crap I am but I was afraid of her and I was a huge coward. Probably not the best way to handle the situation but also, heroin. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjz6k82?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank"> FelixFelicis</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/FelixFelicis/" target="_blank"></a></p>
*Shrugs*<p>It started with them claiming that they forget to check their social media often. After that, they admitted they were not telling the truth and that they were going through a bad time. After that, they continued to ghost me and admitted they were avoiding me for whatever reason. This carried on for six months, all the meanwhile claiming they were incredibly invested in the "friendship".</p><p>Even if they were not a malicious person, well, they certainly weren't ready for any kind of friendship. *Shrugs* <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjyxxzv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">SagetheWise2222</a></p>
Toxic.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg4MDIxOC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MzU2NzYxNH0.TpKZhdombK0LWwVxbWkdtjlspqxbJRjiz7TgmmPdAUE/img.gif?width=980" id="cd2e8" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="45fe87ca1c56670a4444d476e72c9b27" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />Giphy<p>I've ghosted a few people and its because I consider myself a toxic person. Like I have so many issues that I don't want anyone to know about or be involved with so I cut them out of my life and run away. I tell myself they're better off not knowing or interacting with me but its probably because I don't know how to communicate things in a healthy manner. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjzaq2g?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Maruchan7</a></p>
Quit the Cycle.<p>They moved away and became a bit of a mess. They'd only contact me about dramatic crap and I got tired of constantly offering advice only for it to be ignored, which would lead to me having to offer even more advice.</p><p>Its all well and good being a supportive friend and some people make you feel guilty for abandoning a friend you're supporting.</p>
It Just Happened.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg2ODUyMC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMDYwNzY1MH0.QlO7LoJJlH9IIdY460UMnuTMtfqqW5upufi6bEF0q34/img.gif?width=980" id="da672" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="81bd38cd12e48d8d7745853a63fbe7a7" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="400" />Giphy<p>I wanted to reply but didn't have the energy, then time passed and passed and passed and I was feeling anxious and ashamed to reply to something that was sent two weeks ago, so I just let it be. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjyt9s7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank"> Flytrappy</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Flytrappy/" target="_blank"></a></p>
100% relatable.<p>Because they were abusive. You can't reason with abusive people. It's safer to cut all contact. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjz209s?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank"> Transplanted_Cactus</a></p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjz209s?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank"></a><span></span>100% relatable. I agree it's usually better to discuss problems you're having in any kind of relationship, but with abusive ones there's nothing to do.</p><p>Anything you say will be used against you, literally. It's a never ending circle. Sometimes it's better to protect yourself and just leave - they wouldn't understand anyway. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fk0cdwm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Physical-Echidna</a></p>
Working on It.<p>Just throwing this out there. I travel for work. My trips can be from 1-3 weeks long. A few times I've forgotten my personal phone at home. Then I get back and have all the stuff I missed locally to catch up on. I can straight up disappear from the digital grid for a month if I'm not careful. </p>
2 Way Street.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg2ODUyMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0MjIyOTk3MH0.Q7D0mzXz-U3V6BWn5Qmc2kx5H_OEQg_5o3T235vrfl4/img.gif?width=980" id="952f8" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c3a1d9f662cd347603eb4c71074e152c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />Giphy<p>Realized I was always the one initiating hanging out so I just stopped texting them to see if they'd ever ask me to hang, haven't heard from them since. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjz5s69?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">theitalianrob</a><span style="background-color: initial;"></span></p>
Over & Out!<p>We would make plans to go out. I'd be ready to go and she would leave me waiting. I'd start calling and texting her asking where she is, but never receive an answer. I'd say forget it and go out with other friends anyway, only to run in to her hanging out with other people who I guess she thought were more important. I don't need fickle people like that in my life.</p>
"Hey what's up?"<p>We went through bad breakups weeks apart and helped each other kind of piece things back together.</p><p>He got married after dating a girl for less than 8 months and thinking about breaking up with her a month in. Shortly after their wedding we talked less. They had a kid and I was the first person not in their family to meet the baby. We talked even less which I get kids keep you busy. Then he stopped texting me at all, then when we worked for the same company would try to walk right past me and avoid me.</p>
Bad Call.<p>I ghosted a friend last year. I was going through a rough patch in my life and I didn't have the energy to interact with someone like her (she was very talkative, outgoing, and constantly wanted to hang out). Looking back on it, I regret it a lot. She was still very nice and caring, and it's not like it was her fault that I wasn't doing too well. I've thought of reaching out to her again, but I'm not sure how she feels about the whole ordeal now. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjysshr?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">curtaincallz</a></p>
7 Years On....<p>Not proud of it, but my father. He had a mental breakdown after my mom passed and after several attempts to get him help including offers to pay for therapy, going with him to therapy, Baker Acting him, spending 5 years of no contact then finding him and moving him to the city I was living in & trying again from square one, I finally gave him an ultimatum-seek help and we will work on this father-child relationship or go about your life without me.</p>
Poison People.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg2ODUyOS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NjAyMDUzMX0.gMdcPLe-QERbPmYdgBLTocKuwCNuPxj-zVi1lWTpm4g/img.gif?width=980" id="cf1cb" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="88d08aee90b0639cd8e5439b62ae402c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />Giphy<p>I ghost toxic people. It's just easier than explaining to them that you hate them as a person. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ffjnii/serious_if_you_have_ghosted_a_loved_one_a_friend/fjz19gz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">realsies11</a><span></span></p>
Sometimes, your best friend can accidentally become a toxic relationship.
That toxicity can take many forms. Co-dependency, emotional manipulation, cheating, backstabbing--unfortunately sometimes, it just happens.