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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    i would rather let a girl hurt my feelings,

    rather then me hurting their's
    jitsheng jitsheng 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    I met a guy who's always sweet to me

    and cares for me dearly, he's been sending me gestures that he likes me. But I'm afraid to ask him about it, maybe he's being "friendly".
    Dinaa18 Dinaa18 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was once in my life only a short

    while ago extremely afraid of rejection :but.that is NOT the case anylonger.I accept myself (every single cell in my unique body)and my precious soul just the way it is.Ofcourse i still have plenty of learning and growing to do which i am so excited for and will embrace good or...
    stephanie82 stephanie82 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, it starts out in my teen years in high

    school... When I was a child I went through trauma. After the abuse, i ended up not being able to socialize with people without barking or acting like a cat. I really never got out of the habbit until later high school years. (During most of my life in a group home for the...
    RisaKazura RisaKazura 22-25, F 3 Responses May 3

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    After being rejected over

    and over again, rejection is no stranger to me. I have my guard up all the time just in case someone I love rejects me. I find that I am growing distant from the ones I love and I hate it.
    23fly41 23fly41 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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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    Rejection is the absolute worst feeling in the

    world. I was stupid enough to develop feelings for you, and now look at where I am. Alone, sad, and feeling even crappier than I did before I met you. Never again...I want this cycle of rejection to end; the only sensible response is for me completely shutdown and no longer feel...
    Airella013 Airella013 18-21, F 8 Responses May 10

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    Its sometimes scary. My mother can be

    judgmental, I'm afraid that she will not approve of what I love or who I love. At school I hear girls gossiping behind backs. They can be so mean, which frightens me.
    alligatorbatpig alligatorbatpig 16-17, F 5 Responses May 7

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    For as long as I can remember,

    I always felt like I was at the mercy of others. Being made to feel like I was always supposed to be at everyone else's beacon call. I didn't start to think about me until I was 16. My mother was manipulative and my dad was absent. And they didn't much like each other by the...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I'm terrified of being deemed 'unworthy' i'm

    reasonably attractive and friendly so on the surface I attract guys' attention. But i'm picky, not purposefully , rarely do I feel that chemistry with a guy, only when I do, its never reciprocated. They're special to me but I'm not to them. It hurts me everytime. It puts me off...
    marsbarzzz91 marsbarzzz91 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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 70+, M 13 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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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 am afraid you will shut me down,

    push me away tell me "I Love You Baby" only to leave again the next day..... I am lonely.....wanting you to Love me like we used to for so many years, and hours as moons would fade into the nights and the sun would shine bright we Loved every day and night, held each...
    Andielee Andielee 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    I am a gay man. Like it

    or not, that's who I am. :)
    miguelminajj miguelminajj 18-21, M 7 Responses Feb 23

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    Don't feel bad if someone rejects you.

    People usually reject expensive things, because they can't afford them.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    I got fooled by a tranny,

    anyway she had abig unit and I got done
    sssssss44 sssssss44 51-55, M 1 Response May 10

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    I hate my life. This is my only outlet.

    I have no one to talk to. I don't have any friends and I am ostracized. The problem is, I don't know what I did to deserve this. I am always kind and friendly to people. I never talk bad about anyone because it's wrong and not who I am. I make myself as approachable as possible...
    Om3awaken Om3awaken 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    I have been very heartbroken

    and down since me and my ex boyfriend broke up. I am now sleeping with his friend. But my ex doesn't know about it. Please don't judge me. I feel awful, myself, about it sometimes. Sometimes I just cry and cry and cry thinking I won't be able to stop crying. Because I miss my ex...
    Staziaa Staziaa 16-17, F 8 Responses May 13

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    I am VERY afraid of rejection.

    Maybe that's why when I like someone, I just keep it to myself and don't try to get his attention. Sometimes, when he does get close to me, I will be happy and talk back. But then the fear of rejection creeps in which makes me avoid him at all cost which makes me seem aloof and...
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm Jacob, 18 years old

    and have a pathological fear of rejection. From about the age of 9, my parents - especially my mum - would compare me to other kids in my class. She thought, and was right about the fact that I was smarter than most of the kids my age. I just didn't put any effort in because...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    I have this crush at my school

    and everyone is telling me I need to ask him out but I'M scared what if he says no
    Makeeshaosborn Makeeshaosborn 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    when I was younger l was afraid to tell girls

    how I feel. so I still think about the ones that I liked and never said a word to l remember all of their names. I especially think about them when I am lonely. like sarah Henry, l was in love with everything about her all through high school and I never told her . I used to get...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M 2 Responses May 11

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    wlanonymouslw wlanonymouslw 18-21, M May 7

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    Frustration. How to deal with a person

    who is hot and cold towards you? Giving you all his attention the one minute, and completely disappears and ignores you the next. When you finally decide to get over it and move on, he shows interest again and contacts you. It feels like he dosen't want to let you go completely...
    thoughtsinwords thoughtsinwords 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I experienced a divorce with children in the

    middle and a move 2 hours away about 3 years ago. I just wanted to have a fresh start with a new relationship. In the meantime my family all turned against me and I felt alone and overwhelmed with manipulation and rejection of others. Everything affected some choices I made. The...
    smiles212 smiles212 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When he reads your message

    but doesn't answer...:'(
    pxthetic pxthetic 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    How do I forget a *****(sorry girls

    but theres no better word) who I hate with every fiber of my being but still have feelings for?
    placesivebeen placesivebeen 18-21, M 28 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been struggling to move on from a guy

    for months and its upsetting me on a daily basis. Im rarely attracted to people but myself and this guy had lots in common and I've felt drawn to him in a way I have never felt before. We both have a similar, slanted view of the world, odd sense of humor and he has a really...
    TwinFoxes TwinFoxes 16-17, F 8 Responses May 9

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    Every single time im hanging out with a group

    of people, im always thinking about what to say, my mind starts going crazy... should i say something? do they think im weird? omg i don't fit in here... stuff like that, and im just tired of it!!!! Im always worried about what people think, and i don't know how to make it stop...
    711casc 711casc 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had a friend for about 5 years

    or so now. that I've really liked. and I want to open up to her and tell her My feelings. I'm just worried if I do and she rejects me we won't be as good of friends as we are now. I've had this happen multiple times with other girls. but she's just that one I don't want to lose...
    Alanh19 Alanh19 18-21, M 3 Responses May 14

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    It's too hard when you feel you are made fun of

    ... I think we should think more than twice to say any word ,,, life is a such a *****
    Godfatherisback Godfatherisback 41-45, M 3 Responses May 7

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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 5 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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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    gigglebunnie gigglebunnie 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    i am always friendly

    and nice to people and it hurts me when they are not nice back
    teechme teechme 70+, F 6 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    the one moment when you think

    that you love something or that someone but your to scared to ask or tell because you don't want to hear the words No or I don't feel the same way the thought alone is horrible and I don't like when you're already done and you hear the words No!!! and get rejected and you still...
    Israel123456789 Israel123456789 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I'm so afraid of rejection

    that I just push people away when I feel like things are going bad. I try to fix it but nothing ever works. Instead of them leaving me I end up excluding myself when I feel them start slipping away. I'm going insane. I don't want to feel unwanted anymore. But I guess I make...
    JustWantItToWork JustWantItToWork 26-30, F 8 Responses May 9

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    That feelings when a best friend tells you how

    he really feels about you!!!! And you realize that you don't like him the same way as he does.
    intizzaar intizzaar 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14

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    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    right now it's not so much "I'm afraid he'll

    say 'no'" it's more like "I'm afraid he will never talk to me again or things will be awkward between us after he says 'no' (if he does)". Curse hormones and teenage moodiness! It would be awful if he said no but I would just be crushed if he always avoided me or was awkward...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I have a girlfriend. I can't believe it.

    I feel lucky, so I felt like I could share it with everyone on here.
    EmoMarceline EmoMarceline 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 27

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    Rejection is the reason

    why people deny their true feelings.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Today, I went to see my therapist

    for the first time. She walked up to me and I looked up and saw she had dwarfism. She seated me down, and after a few questions, she asked me "You're too scared to talk to people? Why?". It was at that moment I realised how stupid I had been to think the problem I had with my...
    Rainex Rainex 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    I am afraid to involve in any relationship

    because I am a fat girl and I think no one like fatty girls
    monika4u monika4u 22-25, F 14 Responses a week ago

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