Dating in the age of social media is super hard. We have to be aware of so many things—catfishing, scamming, ghosting… The last one, which involves the person we’re talking to just disappearing, can be especially hurtful, especially if we’ve been on a few dates.
So how do we get over the pain of ghosting and get on with our (love) lives? Think of these tips as an exorcism.
Feel the Feels
No matter how long you may have been engaging with this person, loss hurts. Allow yourself to feel the sadness and anger—it’s all part of the grieving process.
It’s Not You, It’s Them
After being ghosted, the natural instinct is to think you did something wrong. This often leads to hours of analyzing and overthinking your every move! The truth is that sometimes it wasn’t about you at all. Perhaps they’re not ready for something or felt there was no spark. The fact that they ghosted instead of communicated, also says more about them than you.
Get Back to Doing You
Part of the healing process is doing things that make you feel positive and fulfilled. It can be spending time with loved ones, being creative, or indulging in your hobbies. It’s time to do you!