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ghostedStarting new relationships can be challenging, stressful, and, at times, a little scary. Romantic relationships and friendships make us step out of our comfort zones, create vulnerability, and open us up to being hurt. One situation that tends to be very painful is when we realize we have been ghosted. 

Ghosted means stopping communication with no explanation. One person in the relationship vanishes, leaving the other to wonder what happened or what went through that person’s mind to make them leave. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips to get you through it in a way that keeps your mental and emotional health a priority.

Talk About It

If you are feeling sad or angry that you have been ghosted, that is perfectly understandable. Try to talk through those feelings with someone you trust. 

Acknowledge Your Feelings

Brushing your feelings to the side may feel like the easiest solution. However, this may begin to affect your mental health. Acknowledge how you are feeling, what caused your feelings, and how to best work through your situation. When we acknowledge our feelings, we can better learn to work through them in a healthy manner. 

Offer Yourself Understanding and Sympathy

Try not to be hard on yourself. It is normal to get upset when relationships do not turn out how you wanted them to turn out. Let yourself feel your emotions. Remind yourself that it is okay to be sad and angry when people fail to acknowledge or care about your feelings. If you are struggling with mental health issues or trauma, this can be extremely challenging. Surrounding yourself with support and healthy relationships may be a great place to start. 

Let It Go

You cannot control other people. You cannot control relationships, whether they are romances or friendships. When things do not go as you wanted, it hurts. Try to focus on the positivity in your life, the things you enjoy, and the relationships you do have. 

Being ghosted hurts. When relationships fail to turn out how we want them to turn out, we experience a mixture of many emotions, all bottled together. If you struggle with your mental health, past trauma, or addiction, the addition of failed relationships can feel overwhelming and crushing. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals with extensive experience helping people work through their challenges and obstacles. We are ready to help you through your unique recovery journey. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800