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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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.
    xXCronaXx xXCronaXx 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 27

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 21

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    I don't like trying to be friends with people

    or date guys and them not like me back
    ashleylovesniallhoran13 ashleylovesniallhoran13 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    xtrayquail xtrayquail 13-15, M 12 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 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 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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    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 Aug 27

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    for me getting rejected had been a big part

    of my life growing up. I was tall really slim , athletic and wrestled on the team for 5 years, when I was born I had a problem with my ears that made me look like a little elf. they stuck out alittle farther than most kids so naturally I got picked on. I got flicked in the ears...
    teknon0513 teknon0513 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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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 7 Responses Aug 23

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    boppysgirl boppysgirl 13-15, F Aug 26

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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 Aug 26

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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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    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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    I want more friends and a relationship

    but I'm too scared of not being worthy enough.
    Apostasies Apostasies 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 4

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    Pretty sure this either causes

    or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me' look. I'm even afraid to talk to my friends because they may be to busy to talk.
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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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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    My fear of rejection changed my way of life a

    few years ago. After a series of dating rejections, I collapsed inside from the reality. Facing denial, estrangement and depression, I surrendered to removal from asking all together. However, nearly a decade later, the phrase-Don't look for someone, they will find you-has lost...
    snowbunny8 snowbunny8 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    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 Aug 24

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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 25 Responses Jan 30

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    i cannot handle rejection

    so i stay away from starting conversation with strangers. im bad at dating and im still uncomfortable around men and have zero straight male friends. forever alone.
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    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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    You feel disappointed

    when you are rejected . It makes you feel not worthy as an individual for that moment .
    gphtaurus77 gphtaurus77 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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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 Aug 21

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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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    I loved a girl in college,

    when I was 18 years old, I didn't had a courage to talk to here she was absolutely beautiful and popular, now I am 25 feel like **** with no girl friend, no job and lonely feels like ****, I've wasted my time think about her. Can anyone give advice to move on, because I feel...
    fool32 fool32 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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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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    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 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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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the

    rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From now on, people an either accept you for who you are or they can **** off.
    ObviouslyMe ObviouslyMe 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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 can't stand of getting rejected.

    Like, it fcking hurts! Haha but Yeah,
    TaeHeee TaeHeee 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am not just afraid of rejection,

    I am experiencing it, as my wife has rejected me, because I am transgender.
    DawnR59 DawnR59 56-60, T 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 33 Responses Jun 27

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    OhFudge OhFudge 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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    I am afraid of rejection.

    I get depressed and suicidal if someone says they're busy or they don't have time for me. Yet when a person assures me they won't leave, I instantly push that person away. it dawns on me that I have ambivalent attachment issues.
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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