“Ghosting” is a term used when someone you went on a date with stops responding to messages or phone calls. There is not a definite break up or goodbye, and it often happens in casual relationships or in online dating. Unfortunately, “ghosting” is becoming more acceptable in a culture where casual sex and relationships are accepted. This can be especially hurtful if you have invested a significant amount of time talking to and getting to know someone. Parents, consider talking to your children about “ghosting” and respect in relationships. If you have been “ghosted,” don’t take it personally. Anyone that does not respect you enough to have an open conversation about your relationship is not worth it.