This week on social media we stumbled upon some really good culture conversation topics. Particularly this post on "Ghosting". Ghosting is a colloquial term used to describe the practice of ceasing all communication and contact with a partner, friend, or similar individual without any apparent warning or justification and subsequently ignoring any attempts to reach out or communicate made by said partner, friend, or individual.
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The post refers to "Ghosting"as emotional abuse. Our staff has differing opinions on the matter.
Because, ghosting can be a form of protecting your peace. What do you do when someone no longer serves your well being? Or when you no longer wish to continue contact? What if you have already tried explaining to the person that you don't like their energy or are better off without them?
At that point is ignoring their text messages, phone calls, etc. a form of emotional abuse? Are you the abuser or are you protecting yourself?
On the other hand what if the person you are actively ignoring confused? Do they actually understand why you don't want to talk anymore? Or maintain any kind of contact?
We see situations like this occur often in life. Whether it's a significant other, friend, or even family member. What are your thoughts? We'd love to have a healthy conversation on this!
Leave your opinion in the comments below. (Keep it classy!)