Ghosting is a practice carried out during a romantic relationship where one person in the couple decides to disappear completely, without leaving a trace or giving explanations. The term comes from the English ghost, which means ‘ghost’. So a person leaves as if they were a spirit.
Today, a new term was born that addresses another type of behavior, similar to ghosting. We are talking about the slow fade, a practice that consists of moving away from your partner, showing an obvious distance and lack of interest, even in a subtle way. For example, responding vaguely, without being clear about your messages and intentions.
This creates an effect of uncertainty by not understanding what is happening. The disinterested partner does not explain their mood swings, which creates anxiety, distrust, doubt, and attribution of blame to the other person. The term also comes from English: slow means slow, and fade means to disappear.
Increasingly widespread practices
In general terms, if a person gives another hope and then, little by little, begins to show disinterest, it harms others. Both slow fading and ghosting are two more widespread practices, especially after the emergence of social networks and dating apps.
People who do these things are usually emotionally immature, and instead of communicating their feelings to make it clear to others what is happening, they prefer to ignore and let the situation go, creating a feeling of insecurity in the relationship or the person they are. they know and harm their mental health.
But slow fading can also be overcome. As with everything in this life. We have to know that the person we love is gone, and that is something we cannot control. In other words, you must get rid of the feeling of guilt. On the other hand, it is good to organize our ideas and understand what is happening: it helps us to know that this is another experience in our lives. It is important to understand that we are not responsible for the decisions of others.