Skip navigation! Story from Dating Advice. Cory Stieg. If you're in a casual relationship, or have ever been in one, you probably can't pinpoint when it started or ended. That's the whole point of a casual relationship — keep it laissez-faire and loose. But all too often, it's assumed that you can just let a casual relationship fizzle out and end without officially pronouncing it dead a.
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It happens to the best of us. We've ghosted someone. It's not a proud moment. No one actually enjoys knowing that they've left someone hanging—and potentially feeling miserable—whether on purpose or not. We actually ghost because of our own fears and insecurities—neither trait being particularly appealing or sexy.
Anyone will tell you when it comes to ending a relationship that there are two paths you can take: You can either drop hints and slowly back off, or you can be bold and call it off. With as little ego bruises as possible, of course. With this method, you also give permission for your partner to faze you out of their lives as well. After all, you can only get so mad at a blank screen.
I've felt apprehensive about writing on this topic and have thus avoided it for a while. Then today I read this article , and realized it was time. I know most of you can relate to this topic; some of you have been on both sides of the experience, and some of you only on one. But see the thing is, I didn't want to write about how to break up with someone, because I didn't want to seem like an asshole. Hmm … similar to how I never want to break up with someone because I don't want to seem like an asshole.