‘Ghostlighting’ Is the Troubling New Dating Trend We All Should Look Out For

If you’ve ever been a victim of ghosting, you’ll know how maddening (and saddening) it can be. But now there’s another toxic dating trend to contend with: ghostlighting, which combines ghosting with its manipulative big brother…gaslighting.

“At its core, ghostlighting is emblematic of an era where convenience trumps commitment,” says psychologist and relationships adviser Barbara Santini. “It’s a marriage of ghosting, an act of emotional withdrawal, and gaslighting, the art of sowing seeds of doubt. When someone ghostlights, they’re not just exiting your life without notice; they’re also spinning a web of deceit upon return, making you question the very fabric of your relationship.”


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