There is almost always a better option than ghosting someone. Ghosting causes tremendous pain and feelings of rejection. Additionally, it can be confusing. The person being ghosted might worry that you lost your phone or that something happened to you. When they realize they’ve been ghosted, they might torment themself wondering what they did wrong. Without an answer, they’ll never be able to change their behavior. If you feel like you can't continue with a relationship, you owe it to the other person to explain your feelings. It’s hard being a teen, and we need to be as kind to each other as possible.
—Noel Villepigue, a sophomore in Connecticut