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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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, 2015

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    I DO A LOT OF THINKING BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

    I play scenes in my head. I practice the things I want to say. I have endless *what IFS* I make plans for the next day I think off all the people I miss especially of my crush and because of that I feel like I wanna die.
    Gyeong Gyeong 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    The fact that I am afraid of commitment

    because of being walked away from once I put my all into it... I constantly drive people away!!! Sad but it's true
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    i mean who wouldn't be?

    you put yourself out there and now for the wait of an answer. now that answer or response can either hurt you or make you happy. you never know what life throws at you and you never know what route its going to go.
    xxpawprintsxx xxpawprintsxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    Thing is i make friends fast

    and easy. But i am always being myself not the cool version i created of myself. Feel like they would think i am looser and i want to show just good sides.... Thats why dont let people too close, afraid that they will think i am pathetic, not like me...
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F Dec 14, 2015

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    I hate that I fall for someone

    so quickly... I've never been in love but this man that I'm dating now I think it's real && I think that I'm falling for him... Of course I'm afraid but I really like him && don't wanna run him off!!! I just hope when my feelings get involved the rug isn't pulled from under my...
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I use to be a lot more afraid of rejection tan

    I am now; here's the secret..Don't give a crap about what people think! I promise you, it's such a freeing feeling!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    i m sandeep koushik frm jaipur rajasthan india.

    .i vry simple nd cool typs of guy..rght nw i m stedunt..i hve no job so thatswhy i hve lots of prblm about my pocket money
    sandeepanu sandeepanu 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    And every single day

    when I come here I am rejected. I usually check in to an empty inbox. I write daily to multiple people and get nothing in return. I have been here for more than a year searching for a skype partner and of the millions here not 1 single girl has even given me a chance. I...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 36-40, M Dec 13, 2015

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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 absolutely refuse to pursue.

    Rejection is humiliating. I refuse to even pursue friendships with people. I just let whomever is interested in me come to me. Even then, I fear people getting bored with me so I distance myself as much as possible.
    justpathetic justpathetic 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    When he reads your message

    but doesn't answer...:'(
    therealsydster therealsydster 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    No one wants to be shot down

    so ya :( shyness needs to go be shy somewhere
    CaseyCutiePie CaseyCutiePie 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    Always afraid of being rejected

    because that hurts my feelings :/
    AllisonDeajaVu AllisonDeajaVu 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    I'm soon to be 27 with 5 son's,

    I have a broken relationship with my mom, its a total love hate thing. I know alot if her hurt is from me gaving kids with a guy she felt wasn't fit for me. which ten years later she was right. im heart broken and am now a single mom, though i love my sons i didnt see it...
    nazaigen nazaigen 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    I have felt rejection before,

    but there is nothing like the horrendous feeling you get when you've been shut out and rejected by your own children.
    donnas70 donnas70 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Learn to LOVE rejection.

    I went to the old crush's house. Knocked on his door when he wasn't home. Made an *** of myself while I was there, because why the **** not??? Let myself get lost, because this was obviously a chance to walk a labyrinth with my myriad problems. Went to church. Didn't need a...
    ImperatorFuriosa ImperatorFuriosa 31-35, T 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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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 24 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I hate when I don't get texts replied back.

    The ironic thing is I leave my phone all over the place and sometimes I'll go hours without texting someone back. I guess that makes me a hypocrite but at least I understand what a sucky feeling it is. Even though I know it's probably not, it just feels like rejection. I get all...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 12 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I have never had a girlfriend

    or even a best friend! I've grown up in a household where we don't learn how to express love. No one has ever said that they love me, so how how am I supposed to... I have always been open and honest person, but somehow I can never form some sort of a close relationship. Be it...
    grungie13 grungie13 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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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 living a lonely life,

    many friends but few who listen
    HyenaBlaster HyenaBlaster 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    OhFudge OhFudge 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    See there was one night I went out to a house

    party and I got really drunk but instead of partying I was on my phone speaking to my sister friend who is wonder fun so when I went home my sister was a sleep and so her friend came to my room and one thing led to another anyway after that she kept say she loves me doesn't want...
    reeceyboy3456 reeceyboy3456 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I am happy when people around me are happy,

    but does anyone care if I'm happy too? makes me wonder.
    Mssweetness31 Mssweetness31 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    Rejection is the reason

    why people deny their true feelings.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2015

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    I'm 23...every guy I meet

    for the past year never wants anything from me. Honestly Ive slept with a lot of men I meet because I figure it's easier to get it out of the way. I don't really see a problem with it but even the guys I don't sleep with still don't want me. They all say I'm a catch, but if and...
    lostbutfocused lostbutfocused 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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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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    I just started seeing this guy a few weeks ago.

    I'm so so scared of being hurt. I don't know what his intentions are. If I get hurt again then I can't do this again... I cant let myself get hurt again. I'll give up.
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    I wouldn't know what rejection is felt like,

    although the term 'heart-break' seems a bit melodramatic to me. Opinion wise, if you are afraid to engage in a love interest then you may never know her/his response in the first place. What's better? Knowing that you tried, or regretting that you didn't try?
    RosenFlight RosenFlight 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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.
    xXMarcelineXx xXMarcelineXx 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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    Well I think that this is something very common

    in all ..Its a basic human nature ..It is nothing to be ashamed of ..The best way to deal with this fear is to not think it as a fear ..It is just a feeling & we should not let this feeling put us down & make us step back ..If someone rejects us we should not feel bad at all...
    Calmsoul Calmsoul 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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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 13 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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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 61-65, M 13 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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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 10 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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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 3 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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    Being an entrepreneur

    and building a business, I get rejected by pretty much everyone lol...it becomes a part of life, nothing to be afraid of...all thanks to Jesus.
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    I am a gay man. Like it

    or not, that's who I am. :)
    miguelminajj miguelminajj 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 23, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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