It's hard to comprehend how the so-called “ghosting” phenomenon became so widespread. It truly represents a breakdown of communication in modern society. If we can’t take responsibility to end our own relationships, how likely are we to take responsibility for important things like paying taxes or taking care of kids? In some ways, ghosting seems like a bigger metaphor for the ways in which our society is breaking down. We’ve all become scared, hiding behind our screens for protection. This is the strange psychology behind ghosting.