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Letters to: Someone who ghosted me

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Dear Someone who has ghosted me,

Hey, there stranger, it’s me. I want to start my letter by telling you that, surprisingly, I do not hate you.

But that doesn’t mean I am going to talk to you, like ever.

To be honest, what you did was pretty savage. It hurts to know that in your mind, you did not think I deserved at least a goodbye text.

Instead, you completely blocked my existence, as if I meant nothing to you. At first, my self-confidence was broken because I thought of myself so negatively.

Looking back, blaming myself for your actions was my biggest mistake.

The fact is, by ghosting me you showed that you did not have the respect or the audacity to express your own feelings.

Honestly, how do you live with yourself? Or move on with somebody in general while knowing you were incapable of ending things maturely.

But like I said earlier, I do not hate you. Actually, I want to thank you for that. Thank you, for ghosting me.

Because by doing so, I was struck with reality. Now I hold a higher standard of who I decide to open up with, knowing not everybody is who they say they are.

And as much as a waste of time you were, I learned a great lesson.

I wish you do not pull this on someone in the future because it shines a terrible light on your personality.

Better yet, I hope you get ghosted. Just kidding… Maybe.


A Wildcat

Danielle Cortes can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

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    Lisa // Sep 9, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Dear husband, I am letting you know that today I go to the court house to file a petition for divorce as you have disappeared. I searched hospitals, feared you were dead, the anguish you caused me can not be put into words. I didn’t deserve it. You had me in confusion for far too long and I believe you enjoyed it, it gave you all the power, At first I was in absolute shock, we were having problems and I told you that I needed to spend a couple of weeks with family, take a breather, you responded with your ghosting, an immature and disgusting act, I can picture you as my calls and messages came through you were sitting there smiling knowing that I was unsure if you dead, that makes you a very sick soul. I dodged a bullet with you, it still hurts and my self confidence took a major bashing, I put on 20kg in that year, but once I realised that you robbed of my dignity on purpose, I started to feel differently, I’ve lost 6kg so far but I also lost you and now I no longer think that’s a bad thing, I don’t want to see you, I don’t care where you, how you feel, I’ve wasted to much time and I don’t love, I want to put that part of my life behind me, I will never understand why it gave you pleasure to see me suffer but it’s ok now, today I take away the power from you and claim it back for myself. Off to start the paperwork and take back my life.

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    Uh // Apr 23, 2018 at 11:59 am

    go write for Cosmo , not the Orion smh