The reality is that these great-people-turned-ghosts, whether in their 20s or 50s, are afraid to of their own shadows..by shadows, I mean emotions.
They don't want to deal with their own feelings, show up and do the right thing..far less about you or your relationship...it's quite telling of their own character of lack, thereof.
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At the end of the day, or the end of a relationship, I can say, If you've been ghosted on, I'm truly sorry, but take solace in the reality that they ghosted on themselves..chose not to show up, be heard, be an adult and just say "Hey ----, it's been good but I'm heading in a different direction." If you've been tempted to ghost or are thinking about it, if you can't handle an in-person conversation, at least have the gumption to send a measly one-sentence text!!!
Seriously, just show up, be seen, be heard, put out good Karma out into the dating pond and just send a damn text saying good luck and good night!
If you've been in a longer relationship, and you really can't draw up the courage to sit face to face with someone and tell them you've changed your mind, then at least have the decency to answer their text when they are wondering why you've disappeared, for all they know, you've died. I f you feel like changing the communication pattern you have established or stop all communication with your person, then it is just time to say so instead of doing a slow fade out and hoping they don't notice.
I mean, do you really think you matter so little to the other person that they won't realize you've disappeared?