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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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 1 Response 5 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 6 Responses Aug 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 think what would make it worse is

    if your close friends found out, it would be one hell of a topic lol
    Rocks11 Rocks11 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 12

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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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    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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    The term "Freshman" has ruined

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

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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 4 Responses Mar 5

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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 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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    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 wish people were more responsive,

    being ignored is almost more negating than being insulted.
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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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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    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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'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 worse nightmare...

    i dont want to feel being rejected specially from a lover
    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    My boyfriend and I have a great relationship.

    But we've been on a dry spell recently. It's because we work all the time, and sometimes just ************ by ourselves can be the easiest thing to do. But sometimes i can't help but be afraid that he isn't as sexually inspired when he is with me. And I don't know f it's because...
    tempestsarekind tempestsarekind 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 10

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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 Mar 20

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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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    I like to put in 110% effort,

    so to have someone tell me I'm not good enough, or they reject me in some way... yeah, that hurts. This applies to all aspects of my life. Work, romance, even gaming!
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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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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    Beautifulagony Beautifulagony 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    this girl wants to make out

    and i dont really know what to do? pm
    callMeDrops13 callMeDrops13 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    hunterhay hunterhay 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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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 a week ago

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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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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 10, 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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    I have been rejected by two wonderful friends

    because I fracked up and betrayed the trust of one of them. I reckon I deserve it, but it still hurts. Life goes on.
    lizzzeeB lizzzeeB 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs 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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    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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    i have one girl in mind

    but i dont know if she likes mee
    callMeDrops13 callMeDrops13 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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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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    tomorrow will be the day

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

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    Rejection is the reason

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