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7 myths and realities about ghosting

For the past two years, we have relied on online communication more than ever before to stay in touch, and it’s no surprise that ghosting and other flaky, selfish, or not-so-transparent behaviors are increasing along with our on-screen habits.

It all comes down to this: It’s easier to slip away and disappear when you won’t ever be seen by that person (again) in real life.

Michelle Drouin, Ph.D., a TED talk presenter, author, Psychology Today blogger, and professor of psychology at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, states, “Ghosting actually hits us at an even greater point of vulnerability: Our desire to belong and be loved. Ghosting is a big red flag that we might be losing someone we love or someone we wanted to love."

Read the story in Psychology Today.