Why ghosting isn’t essentially the sin it’s mentioned to be

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Barbara S. Held is the Barry N. Want Professor of Psychology and Social Research Emerita at Bowdoin Faculty.

In an episode of “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” Carrie awakens to seek out her boyfriend has damaged up along with her in a post-it notice he left through the evening: “I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.” Does the post-it break-up depend as ghosting? 

Though the act of ghosting isn’t new, labeling that act “ghosting” is: What was beforehand often known as “dropping” or “dumping” somebody chilly is now known as “ghosting.”