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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"

"Readers respond to ghosting"

"Poll results: Ghosting"

"Generation ghost: The facts behind the slow fade"

"Ask Esther: Stable ambiguity and the rise of ghosting, icing and simmering"

"Is it harder to ghost a relationship or to get ghosted?"

"In defense of ghosting"

"In defense of the slow fade: The elegant way to break up"

"Ask reddit"\

"'My husband went out for a Coke and never came back'"

"Going to the store"

Topics in this Podcast: dating, relationships, breakups