Being ghosted sucks, and if you clicked on this article, chances are you're probably looking for answers that I (unfortunately) don't have. But while I may not be able to give you the answers on why it happened, I can give you some advice on how to handle your emotions after it does.
Here are 6 things you should do after you've been ghosted to make sure your exes or past dates never haunt you:
1. Allow yourself to feel what you're feeling.
It hurts and you'll be sad for a bit but just know what you're feeling is valid and one day it will go away.
2. DO NOT send that third text.
It may be tempting but don't do it. Accept it for what it is and move on.
3. Know this: there is nothing wrong with you.
Oftentimes we blame ourselves. "What did I do wrong?" "I shouldn't have said that." etc. Being ghosted makes us feel less worthy of a person but being ghosted says more about the person doing the ghosting than it does of the person being ghosted. The ghoster is cowardly and didn't communicate their feelings properly, it's nothing on you.
4. Spend time with family and friends.
Do the things you love the most with the people you care about most. It will keep your mind off things and help the time pass quicker.
5. Delete them on social media... or don't.
Do you want them to see you living your best life? Or are they even worthy of seeing that?
6. Be grateful for the experience.
Post-ghosting you may feel like all of that time you spent with that person was a waste but you shouldn't think like that! Try to look back at the good times and use what you learned in your next relationship.
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