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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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    Hi I am a newbie on here

    and a little nervous. I have been with my partner for four and a half years. We have had ups and downs but overall we have had some great times. Last week she said she wanted to break up then changed to wanting some space. It just so happens that I am away with my kids...
    monty9944 monty9944 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 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 don't like trying to be friends with people

    or date guys and them not like me back
    ashleylovesniallhoran13 ashleylovesniallhoran13 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days 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 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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 17 Responses Jun 4

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Because i want everybody likes me?

    ? When people rejecting me i feel so sad?? Because i want to be there friends but they don't like me i don't know why.
    ayeshadenji ayeshadenji 16-17, T 1 Response 4 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 25 Responses Jan 30

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    for me getting rejected had been a big part

    of my life growing up. I was tall really slim , athletic and wrestled on the team for 5 years, when I was born I had a problem with my ears that made me look like a little elf. they stuck out alittle farther than most kids so naturally I got picked on. I got flicked in the ears...
    teknon0513 teknon0513 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the

    rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From now on, people an either accept you for who you are or they can **** off.
    ObviouslyMe ObviouslyMe 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    All the people out there

    who are afraid of rejection.. ! Jux knw guys tht those rejecting you are of no worth.. What matters is you believing in yourself.. Its there loss who are rejecting you.. Becuz they are losing on a beautiful person.. !!
    Aarya196 Aarya196 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I am afraid of rejection.

    I get depressed and suicidal if someone says they're busy or they don't have time for me. Yet when a person assures me they won't leave, I instantly push that person away. it dawns on me that I have ambivalent attachment issues.
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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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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    I think deeply and I know what I think about

    many subjects on a very complex level but sometimes my thoughts come out jumbled or I will say what I mean incorrectly (more than your average person it seems like). It makes me extremely self conscious to have to correct myself frequently. I'm afraid people will think I'm lying...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I can't stand of getting rejected.

    Like, it fcking hurts! Haha but Yeah,
    TaeHeee TaeHeee 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19

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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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    He didn't say he liked me back

    or say he liked me. Fml I give up. I'm just the ugly girl that likes a football player I'll never be with 😭😭
    boppysgirl boppysgirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I rather i used to be,

    thinking about leaving group.. I think it has been reduced alot lately, tho i dont believe it ever will truely go away, there is some part of it that is normal. I can simply remind myself to not get worked up, or spiral out of control in some way. I think the word "Rejection...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    You feel disappointed

    when you are rejected . It makes you feel not worthy as an individual for that moment .
    gphtaurus77 gphtaurus77 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    So very afraid. I want to gain someone special

    to me but I don't want to lose a friend. I want to share my feelings to him but I don't want to push him away.
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    boppysgirl boppysgirl 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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.
    xXCronaXx xXCronaXx 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 27

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    I get so freaked about rejection.

    I'm afraid of it, this is why I just keep everything to myself.
    xAngell xAngell 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm 22 And I haven't had a boyfriend yet.

    It is really hard for me to get attached to boys, and I haven't had luck finding the one. When any boy has liked me, I haven't felt a thing (and I have tried) but however, and this is what really bugs me, when I really like a boy, he just doesn't like me. Some months ago I...
    spanishlady spanishlady 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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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 66-70, M 14 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    well some people have told me

    that confidence is the reason why I'm still single. . .its hard to be confident when every girl I've ever had interest in has either friendzoned me or rejected me . . . I didn't even go to my high school prom because I was rejected
    rickfreeman15 rickfreeman15 16-17 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't ever ask people

    for anything, even food because I'm scared that they'll tell me no. I was always rejected since I was in primary school so I save myself the embarrassment and just keep to myself. It's horrible.
    missxsarcastic missxsarcastic 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    So i'm 15 and I met a guy online

    who happened to be 23 yrs old. he was kind and responsible so thats what amaze me the most, after knowing him for a month we finally decided to meet eachother in real and it happened! i fell inlove with him bc hes an amazing person unlike others who beg for sex, hes different...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 15

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    My fear of rejection changed my way of life a

    few years ago. After a series of dating rejections, I collapsed inside from the reality. Facing denial, estrangement and depression, I surrendered to removal from asking all together. However, nearly a decade later, the phrase-Don't look for someone, they will find you-has lost...
    snowbunny8 snowbunny8 41-45, M 1 Response 4 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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    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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    i cannot handle rejection

    so i stay away from starting conversation with strangers. im bad at dating and im still uncomfortable around men and have zero straight male friends. forever alone.
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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 is the reason

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

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    Pretty sure this either causes

    or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me' look. I'm even afraid to talk to my friends because they may be to busy to talk.
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I loved a girl in college,

    when I was 18 years old, I didn't had a courage to talk to here she was absolutely beautiful and popular, now I am 25 feel like **** with no girl friend, no job and lonely feels like ****, I've wasted my time think about her. Can anyone give advice to move on, because I feel...
    fool32 fool32 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When he reads your message

    but doesn't answer...:'(
    therealsydster therealsydster 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I want to stop caring what others think about me

    and just be myself. I am an amazing person that is a little weird and I'm scared of rejection.
    djjd2oo2 djjd2oo2 26-30, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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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    redrose09 redrose09 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 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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    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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    So I have a good memory.

    I always have. I can remember faces I've only looked at for a few minutes really well and I can recall experiences and places I've been after long periods of time. But there was this one person who was different. I could look at a picture of them for a solid hour and yet, the...
    MapleChi MapleChi 22-25, F Aug 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 8 Responses Dec 11, 2014