What to Do When He Doesn’t Text Back

A guide for the ghosted and confused*

Harris Sockel
3 min readAug 26, 2023


*Co-written by

because we’ve both got it bad.

Still Life With Skull and Writing Quill, Pieter Claesz, 1628 | Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Program

Take your dog’s Xanax.

Put your phone on silent. Put your phone in Focus Mode. Take your phone off Focus Mode because maybe that’s scaring him off; you’re not actually Focusing, you’re just sitting here being scared of your…