And at the end of the day, I think that’s what we’re all telling ourselves.” How does it feel to be ghosted? You move on, but not before your self-esteem takes a hit. You don’t know how to react because you don’t really know what has happened.
For many people ghosting can result in feelings of being disrespected, used and disposable. Take the romantics away, to have a great connection with a new friend and then all of a sudden never hear from them again? No one deserves to be blown off.” “It still felt a bit like someone had punched me in the gut when it happened. The only thing worse than being broken up with is realizing that someone didn’t even consider you worth breaking up with.” But in addition to this biological link between rejection and pain, there are some specific factors about ghosting that contribute to the psychological distress. Staying connected to others is so important to our survival that our brain has evolved to have a social monitoring system (SMS) that monitors the environment for cues so that we know how to respond in social situations.
If you have known the person beyond more than a few dates then it can be even more traumatic. Social cues allow us to regulate our own behavior accordingly, but ghosting deprives you of these usual cues and can create a sense of emotional dysregulation where you feel out of control.
When someone we love and trust disengages from us it feels like a very deep betrayal. One of the most insidious aspects of ghosting is that it doesn’t just cause you to question the validity of the relationship you had, it causes you to question yourself. How could I have been such a poor judge of character? How do I protect myself from this ever happening again?
To avoid getting hurt stop blowing up his phone when he's not answering your calls/text.
If you are ready for a relationship, tell him, and if he doesn't want to commit to you, girl let it go, you two can't stay in the "talking stage" forever.
The opposite of love isn’t hate; it is indifference.
The lack of social connections to people who are met online also means there are less social consequences to dropping out of someone’s life.
The more it happens, either to themselves or their friends, the more people become desensitized to it and the more likely they are to do it to someone else.