That is the question. To ensure that we're all on the same page, ghosting is when you intentionally disappear from someone's life--stop answering texts, calls, emails, and any other form of communication. This also includes blocking people on social media platforms. It's not always an easy decision to make, nor one that I ever really want to make, but sometimes you just have to. I learned that there are times, especially as a woman, you just have to look out for yourself. So when is it appropriate to ghost someone or how do you know when ghosting is the best response? I have had this discussion with several friends, male and female, and if you find yourself wondering if you should ghost someone or not, here are a few examples of when is probably an appropriate situation for ghosting. (It's important to note that I am speaking from a female perspective because I am a woman, but the reverse also applies for men in similar situations.)
Ultimately, you just have to think to yourself, life is too short to burden yourself with such worries. So, if ghosting means feeling safer and taking a weight off your shoulders, then don't think too hard about it and ghost away. In AA, I believe making amends is one of the steps, but they do say that if trying to make certain amends will harm you, then don't do it. You cannot please everyone. Life is not about being nice to everyone, it's just about not being an asshole to anyone. Ghosting does not make you an asshole if you're protecting yourself.
BIG LOVE & HUGS