NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – As we become more connected through technology, “ghosting” has become the new way of ending a relationship through avoidance, and it can have serious repercussions. Relationship expert Lisa Lieberman-Wang explains better ways to disconnect in her new book, Fine to Fab.
A study on dating by Elle.com found approximately 50% of men and women have experienced ghosting on both ends of the stick.
Ghosting is having someone you believe cares about you, whether it be a friend or an individual you’re in a relationship with or even family member all of a sudden avoid you. They disappear from contact without any explanation. Over time this can be destructive leaving you confused, angry, tapping into your insecurities. For a person with a low self-esteem this can be devastating.
More often than not the person ghosting is looking to avoid confrontation, having a difficult conversation or hurting someone’s feelings. With technology the way it is this can backfire in a big way. Although the intent may be to not hurt someone, studies on preferred relationship ending strategies done in the 1970’s showed that when one person ends a relationship through avoidance it creates more hurt and anger for the receiver. Ghosting can lead to physiological ache as rejection activates the same pain pathway in the brain as physical pain.
Lisa is the author of the #1 internationally bestselling book FINE to FAB. Lisa is a Relationship Breakthrough Expert and the co-creator of the cutting edge neuroscience: Neuro Associative Programming “NAP”. She created NAP for you to be able to heal in a short period of time, avoiding years of shame, blame & therapy with a proven model to breakthrough whatever is weighing you down. She has helped thousands of people overcome lifelong emotional challenges of depression, anxiety, stress, self-sabotage, emotional eating, shopping, sexual abuse and co-dependency.
Learn more about Lisa at her website, www.finetofab.com