We've all heard the age old tale of a father (or mother) stepping out for a pack of cigarettes and leaving forever, never to be seen by their family again. For the most part, our empathy goes towards the family being abandoned. After all, what kind of parent, child or sibling ghosts their flesh and blood without warning?!
Well, when you break down people's real stories, there is a myriad of reasons ranging from personal and emotional safety, to a full-on love and sex addictions.
In a recent Reddit thread, people who have ghosted their families opened up about their stories, and a lot of them did the right thing.
1. Idrhagun is now raising their baby step-brother.
My dad died when I was pretty young. My mom eventually remarried to a pretty cool guy when I was young. He was honestly an amazing dad, and when my mom got sick when I was a 12, he was absolutely incredible- taking care of everyone, and reaffirming that I was his son. When my mum died, it was just me and him for a few years - and there were some amazing times. He made sure I was seeing a counselor, and we did family things on the weekend. My friends used to joke that he wasn’t even my biological dad and he still made more time for me, and did more things for me than their bio dad’s did."