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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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 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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    I pretty much friend zone myself,

    I still to this day don't know how to flirt with girls, and even if I could would probably be too terrified to do so, so I've basically stopped trying, I'm still polite as I would be with anyone, just not even nothing to try and flirt anymore!!
    94alex94 94alex94 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    My ex never looked me in the eyes

    and told me how much I mean to her. Cards yes and Facebook posts a lot. Is it self centered to think she caused the breakup because she didn't care enough to tell me the things I always told her. Or was it the type of thing that she only wants social media to approve of her life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    Ever since I was a little girl I have not been

    afraid of darkness, monsters, or burglars, but social rejection. It started in the sixth grade. My family made a big move and I faced the challenge of a new school. The first day I went to school, I wore a bright pink turtle neck and teal capris with butterflies on them. As I...
    RubyAnaBelle RubyAnaBelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I want people to love me

    for who I am! :)
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    memeyana memeyana 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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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 get anxious as by birthday approaches

    because I want to go out and have dinner and drinks but I feel like a bother and imposition asking my friends to cater to my whims even though it's my birthday. I fear people's obligatory concession.
    SincerelySo SincerelySo 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    i had so much friends

    but i lost them all. i'm afraid of meeting new people because they will leave to just like everyone else. i'm afraid that i'm gonna lose all the people i love even if they hate me. i'm afraid to open up to people so i'm gonna stay quiet. i'm just afraid of rejection and i...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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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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    I am currently in the throes of rejection.

    The thing is, he didn't have the decency to end it properly. He just ignored, kept it open-ended until I got the hint. Im not crazy, and Im certainly very dignified. If i see that I am not wanted, Im not going to stick around, not even when all I want is closure or an...
    lullPalooza lullPalooza 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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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 2 days 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 10 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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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'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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    Rejection is the reason

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

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    Yes i am afraid of getting hurt

    or rejected i admit it. Its kind of ruining me because i berely do new stuff, apply for a job or get myself out there in fear of getting rejected or hurt
    Alexandralanon Alexandralanon 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I am not afraid to go out

    and meet new people, on the contrary i am rather confident but because i have been rejected as a child all my life by my family i have that fear that the day i meet the one that i will fall deeply inlove with i will be rejected by him. This has led to never allowing myself to...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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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    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 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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    Getting blown off by my boyfriend hurts more

    than anything. I wish it wouldn't. I'm sensitive and I hate myself for it
    easedmysoul easedmysoul 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Mostly because I'm afriad he will just be

    grossed out and never talk to me that same again. like to be honest if I knew that if I asked a guy if he liked me and he said that he didn't and things would just go back to normal, I would be so chill with it.
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 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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    Which is life. When moronic monsters rule.

    And they have. Plus still do. Covertly. Ask any politician. On truth serum.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 16

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    Too scared to approach the girls I want,

    don't like the girls that come up to me. Hmm
    cbeez25tree cbeez25tree 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Well it's happened now.

    Before it even started. We spoke for a few days. I gained feelings. He said the same. But now it's all over. He wouldn't give it a chance I'm officially broken hearted right now. :'(
    annieee1034 annieee1034 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    For some reason I care

    so deeply about everyone, and there emotions. that when negativity is directed towards me, I have a hard time standing up for myself. so if you knew me i'm so nice to everyone, but continue to get haters. for no reason. it makes no sence, give positivity. Get negativity. How...
    Ifonlycr Ifonlycr 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 5

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    There's this guy that I've known

    since 6th grade and we were never really close friends. We got along and he is really a great person, just a little bit strange to some.I've tried to befriend him throughout all of these years but nothing. Now it's our junior year in high school and he won't talk to me. Whenever...
    keilyn18 keilyn18 16-17, F Apr 7

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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 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 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Seeing the one you wanted with someone else is

    like pouring booze on a dirty flesh wound; it hurts like **** but you know that in the end you'll be better off.
    placesivebeen placesivebeen 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I finally found a nice intelligent guy

    that fit with me perfectly. In the end, he made me feel worthless. He kept me hanging around waiting when it was convenient for him to be in our "relationship." I'm beginning to think it's better just to stay alone but my heart is always hanging on to that what if. I almost...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 5 Responses Mar 24

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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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    When he reads your message

    but doesn't answer...:'(
    pxthetic pxthetic 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 2, 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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    tomorrow will be the day

    when i go for it
    callMeDrops13 callMeDrops13 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 13 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    this girl wants to make out

    and i dont really know what to do? pm
    callMeDrops13 callMeDrops13 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    there's this girl that I like

    and I don't know if I should ask her out..we make a lot of eye contact but barely talk to each other...and I'm afraid of being rejected...
    jullienmccall jullienmccall 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 22

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    I've never been anticipated

    or felt like I've been loved ... I've never fallen in love either 😧
    ameliah1 ameliah1 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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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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    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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