A woman lies awake in bed in the middle of the night worried that her partner who is sleeping soundly has grown distant
The Slow Fade Is The Most Toxic Way To End A Relationship. Here's Why
If you’ve noticed that your partner is starting to become distant, they might be pulling a slow fade breakup. A slow fade is an indirect way to end a relationship without communication, and while it may seem gentler than ghosting or dumping, it’s actually a very toxic way to break things off.
Being on the receiving end of a slow fade can be humiliating because it leaves you with the impression that you’re still in a relationship while the other person has already decided to move on. You’re left in a confused gray area and a slow fade can drag on for days or weeks, which will likely leave you with trust issues.
The slow fade is often used to dodge guilt and a hard conversation and leaves a lot of wreckage in its wake. If you think you may be the victim of a slow fade, it is best to confront your distant partner by asking them outright if they just need some space or if they are actually no longer interested in the relationship.