Dear everyone out there who is in a relationship, has been in a relationship or is currently getting out of a relationship,
Websters definition of a relationship goes like this:
: the state of being related or interrelated <studied the relationship between the variables
: the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: such as
a : kinship
b : a specific instance or type of kinship
a : a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <had a good relationship with his family
b : a romantic or passionate attachment
Whether you are in a platonic relationship or a romantic one, I implore you to observe some obvious civilities in assuming this kinship and it’s dismissal if it is the case.
“Ghosting”, the new way to exit a relationship, is, above all, disrespectful.
Equally justifiable definitions include cowardly, cruel, painful, sad, lazy, selfish, unkind and many, many other interpretations.
In this current world of complicit unrest and division, it is my concern that it has become too easy to just step away from unpleasant situations and/or not address them with courtesy.
What happened to being human and respecting each other. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Wasn’t that what we learned as children? What happened to self respect, dignity and truth? What happenend to compassion, appreciation, and recognition of another person’s feelings? Where have we gone wrong in teaching sensitivity?
From experience, I know that the pain incurred from this type of silent assault is deep. “Walk a mile in my shoes…” “See how it feels when the shoe is on the other foot…”. Fear of rejection exists for both parties. Even if you are the rejector. But, for god’s sake, be real, be true and be mature.
One last word…BOO!