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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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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    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 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    Rejection is the reason

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

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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 don't dare go out with another man.

    That horrible feeling when he never calls again or texts you after promising to just stings like a knife.
    shaymenae shaymenae 46-50, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I met someone I like last night

    and I think we connected. So I did something I had never done before which is ask for his number. He had texted me once last night after we got home but none today. I'm so so so scared that I don't think I can text him first. I hope... I just hope
    wingz85 wingz85 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    My gf and I have been together

    for over a year. Today I found a message between her and another girl flirting. When I confronted her about it she just kept saying it was a stupid mistake. I don't know what to do ....
    MissHeidi802 MissHeidi802 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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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

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    HeyThereImTori HeyThereImTori 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 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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    No so much afraid of it

    as I don't like it just because someone is different don't mean you shouldn't talk to them or be there friend who knows they might bring something new to your world
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345 16-17, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i hate it when you want to be friends with

    someone but don't approach them cause your afraid they'll say no.
    spulunky spulunky 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I go on a dating site,

    still unable to wink, show interest or email. I worry a lot about spending old age alone😳
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 7

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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 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm afraid of being rejected by the ones I love

    and care about.Sometimes I try to hard to make them happy.I wish the trust issues faded.
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I'm afraid of my friends rejecting me.

    I have three friends (not counting the few that I have been fortunate to meet on here) and I love all of them. But I have a lot of emotional issues I have been trying to work through, for several years now. I feel like I have no one to talk to but them. Because of this, whenever...
    ListeningToYou ListeningToYou 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 7

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    I am a gay man. Like it

    or not, that's who I am. :)
    miguelminajj miguelminajj 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 23

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    I just don't want to be pushed away

    and the feeling of rejection hurts and a sad thing to cope with.
    SweetHeartxxo SweetHeartxxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    Rejection hurts Soooo Bad!

    ! Omg it feels like my heart and soul are being ripped right out of me! 😣😩😢
    Ruger5 Ruger5 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Regularly i m withdrawn from the world.

    when i feel maybe they can not understand me when i feel maybe i will be rejected and i will not be heared properly... This is a very old habit since childhood... i have reAd alot about such personalities in pscolology books ... In a very first stage of life even in oral stage...
    Az1353 Az1353 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    GrayDipper GrayDipper 18-21, M 42 Responses 6 days ago

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    Every time I get rejected my self-esteem

    plummets. I feel bad enough about myself. I don't need others to confirm it.
    Amethyst253 Amethyst253 61-65, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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

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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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    Ugh, I work with this really amazing gay guy at

    work, and we laugh with each other a lot! And I mean A LOT! and I think I'm falling for him… but he's gay, what do I do? 😭😣he's nice too.
    Tommokia Tommokia 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    I'm going through a hard time

    as my husband and I are taking space. I'm so confused about his feelings for me that it's a constant back and forth between divorcing or not. I have intense anxiety when I overthink and a huge fear of rejection, everyone always seems to leave. I even try to push him away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 19

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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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    some people are lucky coz they live normal

    but me I always rejected by friends and also in job cuz I have strabismus
    jayn12 jayn12 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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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 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really like a girl

    and don't know how to tell her. I got rejected about 5 years ago and am scared now of it taking control if my life if it happens a 2nd time.
    Scott32Cool Scott32Cool 16-17, M 10 Responses Jun 14

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    I'm not anymore, I've decided to completely

    disregard how others feel about me and just take my chances. I don't care anymore :)))))
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I'm a generally passive person

    and the idea freaks me out. I stay away from asking questions because it scares me.
    whymustlifegoon whymustlifegoon 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    is it weird that this is the reason

    why I don't ask anyone out. I'm worried of getting rejected so I keep my feelings to myself.
    Cheetahx Cheetahx 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    is it weird that this is the reason

    why I don't ask anyone out. I'm worried of getting rejected so I keep my feelings to myself.
    Cheetahx Cheetahx 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 26 Responses Jan 30

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    Anyone sailing in the same boat

    as me? I've led so many people on to stay with my enthusiastic responses to just ANY plans, yet I always fade away, almost non-existent, in between lulls (weeks, months or even years). I never initiate anything, ever, have always been passive and only reactive. People have...
    snowpantherasleeps snowpantherasleeps 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    When he reads your message

    but doesn't answer...:'(
    pxthetic pxthetic 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I was obese for most of my life due to

    that no one ever looked at me, bullied me and it broke me. this made me extremely unconfident along with family issues to a point I became suicidal. then I took things under control and started losing weight I ended up getting modeling offers I did that for a while. along with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 14

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    Improvisitions210 Improvisitions210 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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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 16 Responses Jun 4

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    I've been rejected by potential employer many

    times. I've been rejected by girls even more. It happens to me all the time. I wish, after getting rejected so many times, it wouldn't hurt as bad, but even when I know I'm going to get rejected, the pain is never softened.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 16

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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 4 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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...