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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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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    Hello everyone, the worst things are happening

    at college. I feel so left out. my friends (4) and I are really close like best best friends. They are hurting me for no reason. I'm on my way back home from coll in my college bus but I'm crying. sitting and crying and trying to hide my tears from everyone inside the bus. I...
    Mermaidshal19 Mermaidshal19 18-21, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 3 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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    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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    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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    which is why I tend to not get really close to

    someone and get scared when I think about love
    Maddyjair Maddyjair 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    PrinceNeko PrinceNeko 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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'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 5 days ago

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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'm slowly giving up,

    I'm a hundred % as a human, I'm so low that I'll come last even I run alone in a race.
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M Jul 22

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    OhFudge OhFudge 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 38 Responses Jun 27

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    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 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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    it's difficult to get a friend from facebook

    who can talk deeply with me and not judge me. i guess it's about my f-ing selfie after all. or numbers.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    It doesn't matter what race color

    or creed I try to talk to a woman I always get turned down it's been like that for the whole 31 years of my life everyone says that the wright one will come along ... Like when I'm frikn about to die I mean come on why do I have to feel like I'm the only person that no one in...
    ohioboi31 ohioboi31 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    pohernandez pohernandez 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 Jul 25

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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.