On The Couch
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On The Couch

Why Ghosting Hurts Both the Ghoster and the Ghostee

Lots of people falsely believe the damage is a one-way street.

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash

In modern-day relationships — and no, not just romantic ones — it’s become incredibly easy for people to leave another hanging without any explanation of what went wrong. Just stop replying, unfollow them on every thinkable social media site, and block them.

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Murtaza Ali

Murtaza Ali

PhD student at the University of Washington. Interested in human-computer interaction, data visualization, and computer science education.