It's a situation we've all probably experienced these days. You're in the early stages of a new friendship or romance, and things seem to be going well. You're discovering common interests and feel a genuine connection. After a lovely conversation just the day before, you reach out to them again, only to be met with radio silence on the other end.
As you try to calm down the racing thoughts and self-doubt flooding your mind, you wonder what you might have done wrong. Is it possible they're just too busy to respond? With each passing hour, the hope of a response fades until you finally come to the conclusion that you've been ghosted.
Don't let those spirits haunt you this spooky season, there are a few things that you can do that will help you to move on.
#1 Dont Take It Personal
Modern dating can be a bit complicated, and sometimes people choose not to respond to your calls, DMs, or texts. However, there's no reason to constantly blame yourself or overthink the situation.
Recognize that it's not your fault. There could be a multitude of reasons why they didn't respond, and the majority of them could have nothing to do with you. It could be that they're dealing with personal issues, they've lost interest, or they simply aren't ready for a relationship.
However, If the person you're communicating with lacks the maturity to communicate that they don't feel like you're a compatible match, then it's best to avoid them altogether.
#2 What To Do When the Ghoster Returns
If you've been ghosted and the other person finally responds after a few days, it's natural to want to ask what happened.
If this is their first offense, the best approach is to be polite and understanding. Avoid making accusations or making the other person feel guilty.
Simply inquire if everything is alright and if they are still interested in continuing the relationship. It's also best to tread lightly with the person until trust has been restored, and set boundaries by informing them that you're huge on open communication, and the same behavior won't be tolerated again.
#3 Practicing Self-Compassion: Moving Forward with Positivity
We can't stress how important it is to take care of oneself mentally and physically. It is important to love yourself in order to practice self-care. When you take the time to appreciate yourself, you will find it easier to remain positive in the face of everyday negativity.
Instead of dwelling on the negative, try surrounding yourself with positivity and love. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion, as you would a dear friend. Spend time doing what you enjoy, whether it's indulging in a relaxing bubble bath, shopping, or savoring your favorite meal. Light candles or incense to create a peaceful ambiance. By shifting your focus towards the positive, you'll be able to move on from the situation with a newfound appreciation and confidence in yourself and what the future holds.
Don't Ghost Yourself!
It's important not to link being ghosted by someone to your self-worth. Remember that your happiness should never rely on a single individual.
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