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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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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    when I was younger l was afraid to tell girls

    how I feel. so I still think about the ones that I liked and never said a word to l remember all of their names. I especially think about them when I am lonely. like sarah Henry, l was in love with everything about her all through high school and I never told her . I used to get...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M 2 Responses May 11

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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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    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 27 Responses Jan 30

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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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    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 have been very heartbroken

    and down since me and my ex boyfriend broke up. I am now sleeping with his friend. But my ex doesn't know about it. Please don't judge me. I feel awful, myself, about it sometimes. Sometimes I just cry and cry and cry thinking I won't be able to stop crying. Because I miss my ex...
    Staziaa Staziaa 16-17, F 8 Responses May 13

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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 would rather let a girl hurt my feelings,

    rather then me hurting their's
    jitsheng jitsheng 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 16

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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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    I'm trying acting for a while.

    I'm actually getting a degree in it but I'm afraid of being rejected. How can I get over this fear and reach my full potential?
    UnawakenedSoul UnawakenedSoul 22-25, F 1 Response May 19

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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 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 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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    It's hard for me to open up

    and express my feelings. When I like you, I hope you already knew and you felt the same way. It saves me the pain of maybe you not wanting me or me being some other girl to you. I want you to know my feelings and attach yourself to my well-being. To understand the pain I feel...
    BreeBark BreeBark 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    After being rejected over

    and over again, rejection is no stranger to me. I have my guard up all the time just in case someone I love rejects me. I find that I am growing distant from the ones I love and I hate it.
    23fly41 23fly41 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    I experienced a divorce with children in the

    middle and a move 2 hours away about 3 years ago. I just wanted to have a fresh start with a new relationship. In the meantime my family all turned against me and I felt alone and overwhelmed with manipulation and rejection of others. Everything affected some choices I made. The...
    smiles212 smiles212 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Frustration. How to deal with a person

    who is hot and cold towards you? Giving you all his attention the one minute, and completely disappears and ignores you the next. When you finally decide to get over it and move on, he shows interest again and contacts you. It feels like he dosen't want to let you go completely...
    thoughtsinwords thoughtsinwords 22-25, F 7 Responses May 17

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    I have this crush at my school

    and everyone is telling me I need to ask him out but I'M scared what if he says no
    Makeeshaosborn Makeeshaosborn 13-15, F 2 Responses May 19

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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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    gigglebunnie gigglebunnie 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 have a girlfriend. I can't believe it.

    I feel lucky, so I felt like I could share it with everyone on here.
    EmoMarceline EmoMarceline 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 27

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    I am VERY afraid of rejection.

    Maybe that's why when I like someone, I just keep it to myself and don't try to get his attention. Sometimes, when he does get close to me, I will be happy and talk back. But then the fear of rejection creeps in which makes me avoid him at all cost which makes me seem aloof and...
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F 10 Responses May 17

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    Every single time im hanging out with a group

    of people, im always thinking about what to say, my mind starts going crazy... should i say something? do they think im weird? omg i don't fit in here... stuff like that, and im just tired of it!!!! Im always worried about what people think, and i don't know how to make it stop...
    711casc 711casc 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really thought she was different.

    .. I told him my biggest and most horrible secret and what does he do? He refuses to take time anymore claiming that I "wanted it". I can't believe it. I hate being rejected.
    BlackBloodAlpha BlackBloodAlpha 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I have just about given up on finding a

    girlfriend. No one wants a chubby guy with a 2 year old son it seems like... Idk maybe I am doing something wrong :/
    RL2301 RL2301 22-25, M 15 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 9 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Rejection is the absolute worst feeling in the

    world. I was stupid enough to develop feelings for you, and now look at where I am. Alone, sad, and feeling even crappier than I did before I met you. Never again...I want this cycle of rejection to end; the only sensible response is for me completely shutdown and no longer feel...
    Airella013 Airella013 18-21, F 8 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    Lol I don't know where to start.

    I don't start relationships for this reason. I just don't like the feeling of being unwanted. I've been rejected before, but the craziest part is that it's usually by people who wanted me in the beginning. It seems like as soon as people think they have me they disappear from my...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    I've been struggling to move on from a guy

    for months and its upsetting me on a daily basis. Im rarely attracted to people but myself and this guy had lots in common and I've felt drawn to him in a way I have never felt before. We both have a similar, slanted view of the world, odd sense of humor and he has a really...
    TwinFoxes TwinFoxes 16-17, F 8 Responses May 9

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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 love one of my friends

    so much it hurts, but I have no idea if they're straight or not. Also, she's moving in a couple of weeks, so I was thinking of taking a shot and confessing. Then I realized that maybe she doesn't consider me a friend as much as I do. She's a great and kind person, so I don't...
    46Ricechan 46Ricechan 13-15, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    I met a guy who's always sweet to me

    and cares for me dearly, he's been sending me gestures that he likes me. But I'm afraid to ask him about it, maybe he's being "friendly".
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    right now it's not so much "I'm afraid he'll

    say 'no'" it's more like "I'm afraid he will never talk to me again or things will be awkward between us after he says 'no' (if he does)". Curse hormones and teenage moodiness! It would be awful if he said no but I would just be crushed if he always avoided me or was awkward...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F May 19

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    From boys to jobs am just terrified of

    rejection period it is definitely holding me back but I am working on getting over my fear
    bumblebee2393 bumblebee2393 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    That feelings when a best friend tells you how

    he really feels about you!!!! And you realize that you don't like him the same way as he does.
    intizzaar intizzaar 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14

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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've had a friend for about 5 years

    or so now. that I've really liked. and I want to open up to her and tell her My feelings. I'm just worried if I do and she rejects me we won't be as good of friends as we are now. I've had this happen multiple times with other girls. but she's just that one I don't want to lose...
    Alanh19 Alanh19 18-21, M 3 Responses May 14

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    For as long as I can remember,

    I always felt like I was at the mercy of others. Being made to feel like I was always supposed to be at everyone else's beacon call. I didn't start to think about me until I was 16. My mother was manipulative and my dad was absent. And they didn't much like each other by the...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M May 19

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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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