In episode 3 we continue our discussion about modern relationship practises with a discussion of ghosting. While many of you may be familiar with the term, we spend some time clarifying it and the different circumstances in which it occurs. We then think about why it might be gaining mainstream attention, and some of the reasons people might ghost.

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Some of our academic resources/further reading include:

Freedman, G., Powell, D., Le, B., & Williams, K. (2021). Ghosting and destiny: Implicit theories of relationships predict beliefs about ghosting. Retrieved 27 January 2021

LeFebvre, L., Allen, M., Rasner, R., Garstad, S., Wilms, A., & Parrish, C. (2019). Ghosting in Emerging Adults’ Romantic Relationships: The Digital Dissolution Disappearance Strategy. Imagination, Cognition And Personality39(2), 125-150

LeFebvre, L., Rasner, R., & Allen, M. (2019). “I Guess I’ll Never Know…”: Non-Initiators Account-Making After Being Ghosted. Journal Of Loss And Trauma25(5), 395-415. 

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