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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    i am afraid of rejection thats

    why i put up with everything you say ... just so i wouldn't end up alone ... no matter how unfair and stupid your demands are i put up with them ... thats called compromise right ??? im afraid that if i ever said a word you'll realize you're better off without me .. and you'll...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been spending a lot of time with a friend

    and now it's getting really weird like we still friends but I get this vibe like she wants to be more than friends and I want to be with her but idk how to even start. A lot of times I ignore it but I just don't want to make a mistake a ruined our friendship. I feel lost !!! Can...
    LiveLoveLife2 LiveLoveLife2 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Every morning my heart puts on a mask to hide

    what's real. Because we've learned that it feels better to fear in loneliness then to be rejected again for our openness.
    KariAlex KariAlex 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    flyguy3326 flyguy3326 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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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...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I reach out, then pull back.

    I'm like a rubber band that bounce, never going forward. I don't know why I am like this. I want to be strong, so I tell myself that I will do things that are out of my comfort zone. I get started into it, and then when I feel like I am getting too deep, I pull back. I am afraid...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 1 day 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

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    I am sick of rejections,

    it makes me feel like I am NOT good enough for anyone!!!!! I do not want to be UNEMPLOYED or SINGLE forever!!!!!!!! Damn it!!!!!!
    WantingToSettleDown WantingToSettleDown 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 29

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    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 24

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    I had the biggest crush on my friend

    since 8th-11th grade and I told him how I felt but he said he wasn't ready for a relationship, I was fine with that but then I started asking him to hang out with me like go to the movies or mall and he would say yes but he'll never show up. Now I'm afraid to tell anyone that I...
    LostCause LostCause 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I break up with ppl b4 they do cuz am afraid of

    rejection .. I can't handle it
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anytime I message someone online

    and they never answer a piece of me dies and I question who I am as a whole. Js
    isuckatthisstuff isuckatthisstuff 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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    I do not want to talk to anyone at school

    or meet new people. Eventually, if we become friends, they will leave me. It is not even worth the heartbreak to try.
    kimburr kimburr 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am for the most part a self-confident person.

    It is one of my attributes, that my friends comment on the most. Where I am most apt to have the fear of rejection is with someone, I have amorous feelings towards. I have always agreed with, " Nothing ventured, nothing gained. " Most of the time, I proceed, even though I have a...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 7 Responses Aug 26

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    I grew up in a "idealistic"

    so called "protected from the evil things in the world" environment. My parents believed in a higher purpose and tried to live as they speaked. Not strange people got easily drawn to this little place, my family created - things where different there, a common belief that they...
    MarAdentro MarAdentro 36-40, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Rejected!One of my biggest fears is being

    rejected! Especially all the time,effort and feelings put into it! Rejection is painful to experience!It's just a horrible feeling after making a connection and attachment and the person just decides to go and leave you on your own!
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is a silly thing to fear.

    I'm 39 years old, a veteran of two wars, and all sorts of other things that ought to make me fearless. Still, I'm afraid of rejection. It isn't rejection itself that hurts the worst. If someone doesn't like me, I tend not to take it personally. I'm not perfect, not even close...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    It's pretty sad when you're not afraid of

    rejection because you're so used to it...
    cwebb1221 cwebb1221 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Every relationship I have been in has been long

    term but I can't seem to connect with anyone anymore and I know it's my own fault. All the **** I've been through before with anyone from my past just makes me push people away now because I can't stand the idea of opening myself to someone again and being hurt. I want to be...
    bluesgem bluesgem 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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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 31-35, F 12 Responses Feb 23

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    okay so I liked this boy

    and I built up enough courage to say on Instagram "hey text me" and then my # he blocked me and idk why and this was in the summer... Now were going into 8th grade he's in 2 of my classes gym which in we have separate gyms boys and girls but Sometimes we do stuff together and...
    alexa49 alexa49 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I constantly avoid talking with people,

    asking them questions, or doing new things just because i'm afraid I won't be accepted. It sucks yes, but I can't help it.
    franceleey franceleey 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been rejected before & it sucks.

    It's like, I wasn't good enough for that person. But sometimes I like to think, that person wasn't good enough for me.
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jul 28

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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 2 days ago

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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

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    And I have plenty of reasons to be afraid.

    It really is all I know when it comes yo girls. Literally every time I've had any sort of feelings for a girl,there has ended up being a better guy in hr life that she prefers over me. I guess I'll never be good enough for anyone
    225pro 225pro 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate myself. If something goes wrong,

    I always feel guilty because I feel I didn't do enough. I have so much work that needs to be done and I am struggling to balance everything. I am afraid of being rejected because I failed to deliver my best. I hate myself. I feel like everything that comes out of my mouth is bad...
    amyshort amyshort 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I am very much afraid of this girl I really

    like saying no, I like her A LOT, I really want to be with her but I am afraid, I have told her how i feel about her, help?
    JeremyRamm JeremyRamm 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    oh yes big time. speaking about guys,

    everytime i like someone my midset is always, "oh he wont like me back" or "if i tell him i like him hell say no" because im just afraid of rejection!
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 11

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    She was the best thing to ever happen to me,

    but because I was afraid of getting hurt again, I pushed her away, which caused me to hurt her, and myself.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Whenever I get rejected my body can not handle

    it. My body starts to flip out and I cant stop it. I wish I could handle it but I don't know how.
    yummycake54329 yummycake54329 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 10

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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 4 Responses Aug 17

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    It happened to me in elementary school

    and middle school. My issues started in elementary so I got rejected a lot cause of certain things so I was a loner basically. My problems followed me in middle school because most people from elementary transferred to the same middle school I went to, so obviously rumors spread...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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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 6 Responses Jul 24

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    After my last bad break up with my ex

    girlfriend I've never been the same and am always scared it's gonna end up that way if I let myself go and actually like somebody again. So I end up not trying, I've been asked out a few times by girls and it's been okay but nothing has ever been the same. I need to get back in...
    Favoritejohnny Favoritejohnny 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's not that I'm "afraid of rejection"

    [anymore]. It's more like I dread the thought of the idea. When I do feel rejected, that's when I get stuck in my head with my thoughts. A very dangerous thing because my own voice in my head is not always the nicest thing. Rejection always hurts the most when it's people or...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 28

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    There's this girl in my art class

    and I think she likes me, maybe, I don't know but I can't Speke when I'm around her cause I'm afraid I will screw it up so what do I do, any suggestions?
    Tigerbentz Tigerbentz 16-17, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    this is more of a question

    but i like this guy and he likes me back and he asked me if he were to ask me out what would i say and i said of course id say yes then i went away for 2 days and he hung out with another girl and she started saying that he said he liked her and i asked him whether he still...
    soccergirl21800 soccergirl21800 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I've never posted anything on a blog

    or forum because I've feared it wasn't good enough or was pointless. I've spent night after night online for years and read from many others but this is my first. It feels good to have a voice finally.
    DragonSkittles DragonSkittles 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 24

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    I CAN NOT deal with rejection people.

    My fiancee just moved out last month..didn't even see it coming. He moved 2 hours away & has barely talked to me...for the most part he totally ignores me....my texts, phone calls, e-mails. He KNOWS how much I hate being ignored...the whole rejection thing, but he's doing it...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Rejection, pain, being alone.

    ..it scares me. Yet I seem to do nothing to change it. I do think I am in love. Or maybe its a crush. I hate myself for not saying anything. And thats just because of FEAR. I will never know if she feels the same. I'm a ******* coward!!!!!
    blackHM blackHM 22-25 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was totally into this guy

    and I fell for him really quick. I thought he really liked me but apparently not. He kissed me and stuff and made comments pointing towards OUR future. He got kind of upset one day because he said I never Txted him first and that I didn't give him enough attention. I felt bad...
    lovealwayz lovealwayz 16-17, F 8 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    like, too much! it has come to a point

    where i don't even want to start anything, and by anything i mean anything, i don't even want to have a new cat or something because sometimes i feel like they're rejecting me too! c-c-crazy~ all living things will just going to reject me in the end, and although i know it well...
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    I have social anxiety

    and i'm afraid of everything i do. To be honest i don't really know what to do anymore lately. Anyone with me?
    ninaaaxx ninaaaxx 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate when people don't

    even bother to try and know me. They just stay in their exclusive cliques and categorize not just me, but anyone as someone "not worthy" to talk to. I tend to be shy meeting new people because of experiences and expectations like this. ****** me off because I'm not quiet when I...
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    You ever have that feeling

    when I really like someone but you don't know if they feel the same and u start thinking they don't
    Beatf3 Beatf3 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    People see me but not

    for me. They see a quiet, shy girl,one that rather keep to herself then be surrounded by people. That may be what I look like on the outside but I'm anything but.... On the inside I'm hoping to be accepted hoping that, that one person would take the leap to talk to the quiet...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 30

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