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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    pohernandez pohernandez 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    08undiscovered08 08undiscovered08 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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 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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    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    lol, everyones talking about relationships

    but im afraid to be rejected as a friend lol
    sendy23 sendy23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    deleted deleted 26-30 38 Responses Jun 27

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    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    PrinceNeko PrinceNeko 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    She can't explain to me Why She's being cold

    then one day she rejected me... i dont understand she's so unfair to me i felt bad
    minncech minncech 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 16 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I've had crushes just like every other teenage

    girl. I've day dreamed of guys and thought about what it'd be like dating them but I've never acted on my thoughts. I've only texted guys and "talked" to them. Every time they would think about that "next step" I would back out. Every guy that says he likes me I push away. I've...
    ZAP67 ZAP67 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Seriously, just paranoid

    that the people I'm close to will leave me.. Don't tell me not to care about what people think, it'll only make me more pissed
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am afraid of rejection,

    from people in my everyday life. The last few months I have built a box around myself for protection from more hurt. This week I'm going to try to start knocking the box down. It's kind of scary in a way. The box I built around me is actually comforting in a sense that it...
    karen2015 karen2015 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    OhFudge OhFudge 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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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 8 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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 8 Responses Apr 27

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    Im far from the normal average guy.

    So yes when I talk to people and be upfront im always fearful of rejection for my honesty
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    whenever im in a situation

    where im talking to a girl that I like and have good conversations with the one thing that crosses my mind is will there be someone better she likes
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    There's Nothing Wrong about What i said.

    . All i wanted is to become friends again. So Why I feel that I am stupid. I hate being Rejected. That is Worthless. I really Felt bad :(
    minncech minncech 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am well...Bi I likes girls AND boys I haven't

    told my parents yet,only person knows is a really good friend of mine, and now who ever is reading this
    MarkimooFANGIRL MarkimooFANGIRL 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm afraid of rejection coz I always been

    rejected because I have strabismus eye condition
    jayn12 jayn12 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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.
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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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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    fb. it's a killer aint it?

    no one gives a **** what a post, and i post a lot from my tumblr blog, deep philosophical or spiritual thoughts, or personal thoughts, and sometimes i just wish i wouldn't care what they thought so i could post for hours and post what people--especially overreligious old school...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    I am Afraid of Rejection.

    That is a viscous cycle. If you have trust issues, you never allow yourself,to get to the point of rejection. If you never let someone in, they will not see,your fear of rejection. I associate rejection,with commitment. The two go hand in hand. If you never commit, You don't...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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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    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 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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    Rejection is the reason

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

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    I should be used to it by now,

    I've had it happen to me plenty of times...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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'm growing emotionally weaker

    and weaker everyday. I'm starting to give up on life and contemplating on suicide right now, I'm on the edge. Through all my years of high school and now through my first year of college, I have been constantly rejected by women. People said college would be different but it's...
    emlugo1996 emlugo1996 18-21, M 18 Responses 4 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Being rejected by a job is different

    than being rejected by a friend or a lover. One is usually a rejection of skill; the other rejects you because of who you are.
    lilacbunny lilacbunny 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I’d been living alone

    for less than a week. I got some Chinese take-out and was eating in front of the TV. I finished my meal and cracked open the fortune cookie. It read “You will have a visitor tonight, lock your door.” There were no visitors that night, but the memory still haunts me.
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Unfortunately sometimes this statement is what

    defines me. I am not a confrontational person- I am more of a people pleaser! I want more than anything for those around me to be happier for knowing me- and the times I have felt rejection- have crushed me. I am learning to rely more on my own thoughts of myself and not care as...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Before I start talking about this girl I think

    it is important to give a little background on myself. In high school I was a pretty good athlete and you could say I was somewhat popular. However, I never had much luck with the ladies. I got a athletic scholarship to play at a big school and I thought that would increase my...
    Santibruh Santibruh 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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