6 Things Not To Do When You Get Ghosted

Dwell on what might have happened.

Thought Catalog
2 min readMay 21, 2023
Bruno Silva

By Molly Burford

Here are six things not to do when you get ghosted.

1. Test the waters by interacting on social media.

DO NOT like their Instagram posts, respond to their Instagram Stories, send them TikToks, or Snap them to see if they open it. You’re better than that! The best thing you can if someone has ghosted you is delete them off your socials altogether to rid yourself of the temptation to check their last active status (don’t lie, we all do it) and start the healing process.

If you truly aren’t ready to remove them from your following lists, that’s okay. You can still mute them to prevent yourself from seeing them post their latest Spotify find on their Instagram Story. The song isn’t good anyway, save yourself the pain of seeing their name and mute their account. You’ll be better off, trust me.

2. Tell yourself you’re imagining it.

Because you’re not. If you think someone is ghosting you, there is usually a reason for this belief and that reason is usually that they are ghosting you. Face the radio silence and take it at face value: if someone isn’t replying to your texts and it’s been a week or…



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