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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    Rejection is the reason

    why people deny their true feelings.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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 4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 hate it when people tell me know without a

    reason it makes you feel a bit unwanted x
    courtney10155 courtney10155 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I'm scared that if I tell my family

    and friends some of the problems I have gone through and the ones I am going through right now, they will disappointed in me, that's they will hate me or they will send me away :(
    franmarrburgos franmarrburgos 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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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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    My biggest thought on being rejected is "you

    are all beautiful and unique, if the person you like doesn't like you back or says no it's their loss not yours. They don't know what they're missing out on" so the next time you get rejected just know that that person lost an awesome gal/guy
    AllisonLuvsMusic AllisonLuvsMusic 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Its just another night

    and I'm staring at the moon. I saw a shooting start and thought of you .
    PhantomLancer PhantomLancer 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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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 18-21, M 1 Response 2 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'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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    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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    to love. In fact, the fear of it paralyzes me

    and makes me sabotage any real chances of ever being truly happy with somebody. So, I walk away…or even run when things get real. This time, I thought that if I was away from him for a while, my love for him would just die. It seems to be true what they say…”If you ever...
    4getmenow 4getmenow 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    The term "Freshman" has ruined

    so much fun for me.
    weekndhigh weekndhigh 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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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    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 16 Responses Feb 22

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    I love the girls but the last thing i need is

    getting denied in front of everybody.
    Victor2003 Victor2003 13-15, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 2 hrs ago

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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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    I get so scared about being rejected,

    it is the days afterwards that are the worst. Rejection is avoided at all costs.
    Harriet1996 Harriet1996 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    Yesterday I finally built the courage to

    message the cute guy I used to have in a class on Facebook. I wasn't even expecting him to reply & it ended with us planning a road trip to California in the next couple of weeks, and he also asked me if I wanted to go shooting with him sometime (I had posted a status about how...
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    A good friend said this to me.

    .."why do you think you're sad? did you really love him? or because you were "rejected"?". Yea.. that's probably the reason why I'm hurting... all my life I'm always rejected, second option or much worst last resort... i should get used to it but every time i this things happened...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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 7 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    tomorrow will be the day

    when i go for it
    callMeDrops13 callMeDrops13 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    My worse nightmare...

    i dont want to feel being rejected specially from a lover
    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Seems to be the story of my life.

    Kicked out at 13. Only 5 relationships in life all ended in them cheating. What's not to fear?
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm always told that I'm wanted by this guy,

    but I'm scared that even though he says he wants to be with me, he is just saying that to make me feel better, and he really wants nothing to do with me. I'm scared to ask him, because I don't want to be rejected, and left alone again...
    Rawritslynne Rawritslynne 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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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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    It's funny, when someone else initiates any

    kind of contact or endeavor I am really engaged and comfortable. If I have to initiate, however, I just freeze up. It sucks being compelled to be reactive all the time instead of active.
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    I have this huge fear of rejection.

    It scares me so bad and stops me from doing a lot of things that I want. I hate it so much, but it is the only way to protect myself. By throwing up concrete walls around my heart and never letting anyone in.
    LoveLeahG LoveLeahG 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid

    and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm just blowing it way out of proportion--but I can't help but at least ASK for some support. Okay, first off, I'm a fifteen-year-old...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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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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    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 want people to love me

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

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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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    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 31 Responses Jan 30

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    I dont know how to flirt.

    Everytime when i say i like someone, they say they see me as a friend. What shall i do to pretend that
    ibody ibody 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    RicardoGutierrez RicardoGutierrez 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago