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    I get so freaked about rejection.

    I'm afraid of it, this is why I just keep everything to myself.
    xAngell xAngell 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    My Story. I would like to tell you all now,

    rejection is nothing to fear. I have known a girl for years now, to protect her anonymity I'll call her "C", It was love at first sight, I wanted to be with her, but I couldn't pluck up the courage to tell her. Today that changed. We were hanging out with friends and I just...
    PugsAndPenguins PugsAndPenguins 16-17, M 6 Responses Apr 18

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    I never want to be in a relationship,

    im afraid ill end up hurt And that it will affect me so much. Id rather be alone, travelling the world and have a lot of dogs tbh... I feel like nobody will ever love me for who i am
    valkoala valkoala 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Because i want everybody likes me?

    ? When people rejecting me i feel so sad?? Because i want to be there friends but they don't like me i don't know why.
    ayeshadenji ayeshadenji 16-17, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think deeply and I know what I think about

    many subjects on a very complex level but sometimes my thoughts come out jumbled or I will say what I mean incorrectly (more than your average person it seems like). It makes me extremely self conscious to have to correct myself frequently. I'm afraid people will think I'm lying...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    You feel disappointed

    when you are rejected . It makes you feel not worthy as an individual for that moment .
    gphtaurus77 gphtaurus77 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Ever since this really bad situation in 2013

    where i attempted suicide several times over a guy, i've sworn to myself never try to get a guy's attention ever again. I was never supposed to either way, it's how my mom raised me but i was so mesmerized by him had never being in a relationship that i just couldn't help myself...
    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm prepared now... I'll come to you

    and tell you how I feel, I will tell you exactly how I feel at least I will try to. I'm not expecting anything in return... I know you'll reject me, I know It'll be awkward for us after but believe me.. I will tell you how I feel because I need to be rejected properly by you...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I am dying every minute missing him

    but I think he just was flirting with me with his eyes .. and I think he has a girlfriend. Tarot card reader told me that he is attracted too but wants me to approach and also told me that he is already in a relationship. When I try to forget him he comes right in front of me...
    arohisingh arohisingh 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wish I can go back to the day

    and time that I met my ex-boyfriend so I can warn myself of the hurt.
    lovebutt34 lovebutt34 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    boppysgirl boppysgirl 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    When he reads your message

    but doesn't answer...:'(
    therealsydster therealsydster 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I don't ever ask people

    for anything, even food because I'm scared that they'll tell me no. I was always rejected since I was in primary school so I save myself the embarrassment and just keep to myself. It's horrible.
    missxsarcastic missxsarcastic 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    So I have a good memory.

    I always have. I can remember faces I've only looked at for a few minutes really well and I can recall experiences and places I've been after long periods of time. But there was this one person who was different. I could look at a picture of them for a solid hour and yet, the...
    MapleChi MapleChi 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I rather i used to be,

    thinking about leaving group.. I think it has been reduced alot lately, tho i dont believe it ever will truely go away, there is some part of it that is normal. I can simply remind myself to not get worked up, or spiral out of control in some way. I think the word "Rejection...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Perfect and bulletproof are seductive,

    but they don't exist in human experience. We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be-a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation-with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    The sentiment I have is that,

    why would someone I like, like me back, when they can have someone much skinnier and prettier?Why would they settle for me?I typically end up liking guys who are pretty good looking but why would such a guy settle for someone like me, with so many flaws and who isn't...
    Catmagic101a Catmagic101a 18-21, F 14 Responses Feb 22

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    But its better to try

    and be rejected than to not take the chance at all. I only wish it was a easier thing to do.
    TickTockTickTock TickTockTickTock 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    I cant be myself with my family.

    Truly, when I'm happy and the days depression isnt weighing me down. I like being weird and dancing and laughing loud. I cant with my family. If I start to sing or dance in the car and get my little sister to lighten up and smile. (Shes only 8 and always serious because my...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 11 Responses Jun 28

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    I was abandoned by my mother at 2yo.

    I was taken to live with my grandmother and after about 18months my father told me that she did not want me anymore and took me away to live with an aunt. At 4 yo. my aunt did not want me and I was left at a school. At 5yo, my mother snatched me back, told me NOT to speak...
    marmitemicky marmitemicky 66-70, M 14 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    They say be yourself

    but than we have ******** in the world that reject u and judge u because of that.
    someoneunimportant03 someoneunimportant03 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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    I was obese for most of my life due to

    that no one ever looked at me, bullied me and it broke me. this made me extremely unconfident along with family issues to a point I became suicidal. then I took things under control and started losing weight I ended up getting modeling offers I did that for a while. along with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 14

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    well some people have told me

    that confidence is the reason why I'm still single. . .its hard to be confident when every girl I've ever had interest in has either friendzoned me or rejected me . . . I didn't even go to my high school prom because I was rejected
    rickfreeman15 rickfreeman15 16-17 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone asks me when I am going to get a

    boyfriend, when am I going to start dating and I always laugh it off and say who has time for that but the truth is I would love to have someone to share my life with I am just afraid. I don't like myself most of the time so how can I expect someone else to like me?
    DriftingDreaming DriftingDreaming 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Rejection is the reason

    why people deny their true feelings.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I have been rejected before,

    and the pain is still very real.
    beautifulbizarre beautifulbizarre 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I've always been afraid of rejection.

    My last friend ship wth this girl made it worse she always took the guys I liked called me names said I was ugly just wasn't nice.She would tell me that I shouldn't ask the guy I liked to hang out because he would say no she was just always rude about it and I've got rejected so...
    kassidyforreal kassidyforreal 16-17, F 12 Responses May 17

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    Hi I am a newbie on here

    and a little nervous. I have been with my partner for four and a half years. We have had ups and downs but overall we have had some great times. Last week she said she wanted to break up then changed to wanting some space. It just so happens that I am away with my kids...
    monty9944 monty9944 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 22 And I haven't had a boyfriend yet.

    It is really hard for me to get attached to boys, and I haven't had luck finding the one. When any boy has liked me, I haven't felt a thing (and I have tried) but however, and this is what really bugs me, when I really like a boy, he just doesn't like me. Some months ago I...
    spanishlady spanishlady 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 33 Responses Jun 27

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    So i'm 15 and I met a guy online

    who happened to be 23 yrs old. he was kind and responsible so thats what amaze me the most, after knowing him for a month we finally decided to meet eachother in real and it happened! i fell inlove with him bc hes an amazing person unlike others who beg for sex, hes different...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 15

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    Don't feel bad if someone rejects you.

    People usually reject expensive things, because they can't afford them.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    With good cause. I've just been left to fend

    for myself education-wise by my college because I didn't pass 3 out of my 3 courses, so I can't return this September. And they're telling me this now, when enrollment days for the next year close tomorrow. GEE THANKS CARMEL. YOU'RE A REAL STAR.
    ForgotMyUsername ForgotMyUsername 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was younger, I was always rejected,

    every man, every girl. many men used me, many females treated me like a worthless piece of trash. Every day I would go to school fearing what would happen next, would my heart break more? Would someone else hate me? Look at me like a misfit. But then I met the man of my dreams...
    jamiedoe94 jamiedoe94 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    I want more friends and a relationship

    but I'm too scared of not being worthy enough.
    Apostasies Apostasies 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 4

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    I told my friend that I liked him.

    But he never answered me. I can't eat or sleep. What is wrong with me?
    boppysgirl boppysgirl 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I am afraid of being rejected,

    especially when I try to befriend or engage with someone honestly and without ill intent. It's disturbing when people shoot you down before you can even represent yourself, it's so bewildering. Can't you have the decency to not prejudge me based off of your limited experience...
    1ANGRYtitan 1ANGRYtitan 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I can't stand of getting rejected.

    Like, it fcking hurts! Haha but Yeah,
    TaeHeee TaeHeee 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    All the people out there

    who are afraid of rejection.. ! Jux knw guys tht those rejecting you are of no worth.. What matters is you believing in yourself.. Its there loss who are rejecting you.. Becuz they are losing on a beautiful person.. !!
    Aarya196 Aarya196 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I am a gay man. Like it

    or not, that's who I am. :)
    miguelminajj miguelminajj 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 23

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    I want to stop caring what others think about me

    and just be myself. I am an amazing person that is a little weird and I'm scared of rejection.
    djjd2oo2 djjd2oo2 26-30, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Rejection ... It crushes you

    or gets you excited. I get crushed by being rejected, but then I get excited. I don't like rejection for one reason only. It gives me Permission to not Give A ****. Rejection is negative but truthful. You honestly have to ask, why am I being rejected to understand fully. For...
    wastedglory wastedglory 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    OhFudge OhFudge 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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    He didn't say he liked me back

    or say he liked me. Fml I give up. I'm just the ugly girl that likes a football player I'll never be with 😭😭
    boppysgirl boppysgirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So very afraid. I want to gain someone special

    to me but I don't want to lose a friend. I want to share my feelings to him but I don't want to push him away.
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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