In today’s fast-paced world, communication has never been easier, and yet, ghosting remains a prevalent issue in personal and professional relationships. Ghosting is the act of suddenly and inexplicably cutting off communication with someone without any explanation or warning. It leaves the person on the receiving end feeling confused, hurt, and searching for closure. In a recent episode of our podcast, Modern Gays, we discussed the concept of ghosting and shared our own experiences in an episode titled “We Got Ghosted.”

One of the primary reasons ghosting is so painful is that it denies the individual on the receiving end the opportunity for closure. Closure is an essential aspect of moving forward in life, as it allows us to process our feelings, understand what went wrong, and ultimately learn and grow from the experience. Ghosting robs us of this opportunity, leaving us in a state of limbo, wondering what happened and why.

In our podcast episode “We Got Ghosted,” we delved into the various ways people can be ghosted, from dating and friendships to job interviews and even wedding invitations. We shared our own experiences of being ghosted, including a story of a friend who used one of us for free accommodation in New York and then disappeared without a word. We also explored the concept of pre-approved ghosting, which can occur when meeting people on hookup apps like Grindr, and the slow ghost, where communication gradually diminishes over time.

Ghosting can lead to feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, and low self-esteem. It’s essential for those who have been ghosted to remember that the person who ghosted them is the one who chose to handle the situation poorly. It’s not a reflection of your worth or value. As we discussed in the “We Got Ghosted” episode, ghosting can happen to anyone, and it’s more about the person doing the ghosting than the one being ghosted.