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ghosting vs gaslighting 

When you spend a lot of time around someone who is incredibly manipulative, who takes your well-reasoned arguments about why they鈥檙e bad for you to be around and makes it into everything wrong in their life somehow being your fault, sometimes the only way you can escape it is through ghosting them, especially if you know opening communications to give them a formal goodbye will end up with you getting manipulated right back into the bad situation

ghosting vs gaslighting 

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ghosting vs gaslighting 

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ghosting vs gaslighting 

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[nod] And just as *gaslighting* is frequently misused by people online who are just mad you don't agree with them about a particular person/subject, *ghosting* can also be misused. If you tried repeatedly to repair a bad relationship before finally taking off w/o a goodbye, that doesn't really fit the definition... to me. The other person can *say* they thought everything was all right before, but you both know it really wasn't.

ghosting vs gaslighting 

@xenophora yeah. Gaslighting isn鈥檛 one or two small differences of opinion, it鈥檚 a systemic attempt to destabilize another human being and make them accept only your version of how things are. It鈥檚 a very specific kind of situation!

And you鈥檙e absolutely right about ghosting, too

ghosting vs gaslighting 

@checkervest It's getting harder and harder to be a good ghost these days...:(

ghosting vs gaslighting 

@changeling look, don鈥檛 call it 鈥済hosting鈥 unless you鈥檙e walking around in a bedsheet and rattling chains around while saying 鈥渙ooOOOOooo,鈥

ghosting vs gaslighting 

@checkervest Well, if I had a flaming motorcycle and looked like a skeleton, could I call it ghost riding?

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