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You’ve Been Ghosted, Now What?

May 30, 2024

Being ghosted, or suddenly cut off from communication without any explanation, can be a bewildering and often painful experience. It can leave you questioning what went wrong and doubting your self-worth. However, it’s important to remember that being ghosted says more about the person who ghosted you than it does about you.

Here are some steps to help you move forward;

Firstly, allow yourself to feel your emotions. Feeling hurt, confused, or even angry after being ghosted is natural. Permit yourself to process these feelings. It’s part of healing. Avoid bottling up your emotions or blaming yourself for the other person’s behavior. Remember, communication is a two-way street, and it’s not solely your responsibility to maintain a connection.

Secondly, could you try to find closure on your terms? Since ghosting leaves you without the closure that a conversation might provide, finding ways to close the chapter is important. This might involve writing a letter to the person who ghosted you without the intention of sending it, just to express your feelings and say goodbye in your way. Or, you could spend time with friends and family who value you, reminding yourself of your worth and the love you have in your life.

Lastly, focus on moving forward. Engage in activities that boost your self-esteem and happiness. Whether it’s picking up a new hobby, dedicating more time to self-care, or simply spending time with people who make you feel good about yourself, focusing on your growth is key. Remember, someone’s inability to value you doesn’t decrease your worth. Use this experience as a stepping stone to stronger, more meaningful connections in the future.

Being ghosted is never easy, but it can be a powerful lesson in self-love and resilience. By allowing yourself to feel, finding your closure, and focusing on your personal growth, you can move beyond the hurt and embrace a future filled with better connections.

Published by @phillywnc
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Felicia Shanken

Hello, my name is Felicia Shanken CEO & Founder of the Philadelphia Women’s Network Connection, LLC and PWNC Foundation Inc 501(c)(3). ​My mission is to create a friendly supportive community where business owners enjoy sharpening their entrepreneurial edge while nurturing valuable relationships that enrich career satisfaction.

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