Tales From The Ghost Zone: 24 People Confess Why They Ghosted Their Partners

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1. I thought not responding to him was less cruel than making up excuses for why I didn’t want to date him anymore.

“I have personally never been ghosted, but I have ghosted someone once. Honestly, I felt bad but I thought not responding to him was less cruel than making up excuses for why I didn’t want to date him anymore. It ended up okay because a year later we started talking again as friends.”

Lexington


2. I didn’t want to make her feel bad by telling her that I didn’t want to keep seeing her.

“I tried to text her, I really did. But nothing that I typed sounded right. I didn’t want to make her feel bad by telling her that I didn’t want to keep seeing her. I figured saying nothing would just be easier for both of us.”

Jason


3. I couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t be her only sane friend.

“I once ghosted a girlfriend. I was there for her through the explosion of her marriage, her mother’s alcoholism and dad’s avoidance of the situation, her being diagnosed with a mental disorder and wanting to cure it with yoga and meditation rather than medication, and her joining a cult and changing her name. Then I couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t be her only sane friend. Everyone else was already long gone. So, first I started taking longer and longer to respond to texts, phone calls, and emails until finally I stopped answering all together and she stopped calling. I wonder about her occasionally, but not enough to look her various names up on Facebook or anything.”

Anonymous


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