Ghosting


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Are more people breaking up without saying goodbye? Cristen and Caroline discuss the not-so-new phenomenon of ghosting -- or abruptly ending a relationship and avoiding further contact -- why it happens, and whether it helps or haunts.

Episode Sources:

"Exes explain ghosting, the ultimate silent treatment" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/fashion/exes-explain-ghosting-the-ultimate-silent-treatment.html?ref=fashion&target=comments#commentsContainer

"Readers respond to ghosting" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/fashion/readers-respond-to-ghosting.html?_r=1

"Poll results: Ghosting" https://today.yougov.com/news/2014/10/28/poll-results-ghosting/

"Generation ghost: The facts behind the slow fade" http://www.elle.com/life-love/sex-relationships/advice/a12787/girls-ghosting-relationships/

"Ask Esther: Stable ambiguity and the rise of ghosting, icing and simmering" http://www.estherperel.com/2015/12/relationship-accountability/

"Is it harder to ghost a relationship or to get ghosted?" http://jezebel.com/is-it-harder-to-ghost-a-relationship-or-to-get-ghosted-1714728638

"In defense of ghosting" http://www.thewire.com/culture/2014/03/defense-ghosting/359489/

"In defense of the slow fade: The elegant way to break up" http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/10/02/in_defense_of_the_slow_fade_ending_a_casual_relationship_by_failing_to_respond.html

"Ask reddit" https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/37n360\

"'My husband went out for a Coke and never came back'" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/life-after-divorce-_n_5077653.html

"Going to the store" http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoingToTheStore

Topics in this Podcast: dating, relationships, breakups