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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    I am afraid to involve in any relationship

    because I am a fat girl and I think no one like fatty girls
    monika4u monika4u 22-25, F 13 Responses May 15

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    Don't feel bad if someone rejects you.

    People usually reject expensive things, because they can't afford them.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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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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    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 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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    i would rather let a girl hurt my feelings,

    rather then me hurting their's
    jitsheng jitsheng 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm trying acting for a while.

    I'm actually getting a degree in it but I'm afraid of being rejected. How can I get over this fear and reach my full potential?
    UnawakenedSoul UnawakenedSoul 22-25, F 1 Response May 19

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    I have been very heartbroken

    and down since me and my ex boyfriend broke up. I am now sleeping with his friend. But my ex doesn't know about it. Please don't judge me. I feel awful, myself, about it sometimes. Sometimes I just cry and cry and cry thinking I won't be able to stop crying. Because I miss my ex...
    Staziaa Staziaa 16-17, F 8 Responses May 13

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    My Story. I would like to tell you all now,

    rejection is nothing to fear. I have known a girl for years now, to protect her anonymity I'll call her "C", It was love at first sight, I wanted to be with her, but I couldn't pluck up the courage to tell her. Today that changed. We were hanging out with friends and I just...
    PugsAndPenguins PugsAndPenguins 16-17, M 6 Responses Apr 18

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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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    I love one of my friends

    so much it hurts, but I have no idea if they're straight or not. Also, she's moving in a couple of weeks, so I was thinking of taking a shot and confessing. Then I realized that maybe she doesn't consider me a friend as much as I do. She's a great and kind person, so I don't...
    46Ricechan 46Ricechan 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm so afraid of rejection

    that I just push people away when I feel like things are going bad. I try to fix it but nothing ever works. Instead of them leaving me I end up excluding myself when I feel them start slipping away. I'm going insane. I don't want to feel unwanted anymore. But I guess I make...
    JustWantItToWork JustWantItToWork 26-30, F 8 Responses May 9

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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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    I was once in my life only a short

    while ago extremely afraid of rejection :but.that is NOT the case anylonger.I accept myself (every single cell in my unique body)and my precious soul just the way it is.Ofcourse i still have plenty of learning and growing to do which i am so excited for and will embrace good or...
    stephanie82 stephanie82 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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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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    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 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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    the one moment when you think

    that you love something or that someone but your to scared to ask or tell because you don't want to hear the words No or I don't feel the same way the thought alone is horrible and I don't like when you're already done and you hear the words No!!! and get rejected and you still...
    Israel123456789 Israel123456789 13-15, M May 18

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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 am VERY afraid of rejection.

    Maybe that's why when I like someone, I just keep it to myself and don't try to get his attention. Sometimes, when he does get close to me, I will be happy and talk back. But then the fear of rejection creeps in which makes me avoid him at all cost which makes me seem aloof and...
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F 10 Responses May 17

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    I have this crush at my school

    and everyone is telling me I need to ask him out but I'M scared what if he says no
    Makeeshaosborn Makeeshaosborn 13-15, F 3 Responses May 19

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    And it kills me how much I really live you.

    ..so much I wanna ooh ooh ooh
    Cammy2813 Cammy2813 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Rejection is the reason

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

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    It's hard for me to open up

    and express my feelings. When I like you, I hope you already knew and you felt the same way. It saves me the pain of maybe you not wanting me or me being some other girl to you. I want you to know my feelings and attach yourself to my well-being. To understand the pain I feel...
    BreeBark BreeBark 16-17, F May 26

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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 5 Responses Dec 9, 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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    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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    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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    Every single time im hanging out with a group

    of people, im always thinking about what to say, my mind starts going crazy... should i say something? do they think im weird? omg i don't fit in here... stuff like that, and im just tired of it!!!! Im always worried about what people think, and i don't know how to make it stop...
    711casc 711casc 18-21, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I'm so afraid I become a nervous wreck

    when I talk to a girl I like.
    Taylor222222 Taylor222222 16-17, M 4 Responses May 24

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    Its sometimes scary. My mother can be

    judgmental, I'm afraid that she will not approve of what I love or who I love. At school I hear girls gossiping behind backs. They can be so mean, which frightens me.
    alligatorbatpig alligatorbatpig 16-17, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I don't have menny friends cuz I feel like

    if they knew the really.me the everyone would reject meand I would gut loads of hate for it and tbh I would't mind having no friends but some of my friends who know they are ok with it and they are really nice ppl and I care about them and I hoping they care about me
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    After being rejected over

    and over again, rejection is no stranger to me. I have my guard up all the time just in case someone I love rejects me. I find that I am growing distant from the ones I love and I hate it.
    23fly41 23fly41 16-17, F 2 Responses May 19

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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Rejection is the absolute worst feeling in the

    world. I was stupid enough to develop feelings for you, and now look at where I am. Alone, sad, and feeling even crappier than I did before I met you. Never again...I want this cycle of rejection to end; the only sensible response is for me completely shutdown and no longer feel...
    Airella013 Airella013 18-21, F 8 Responses May 10

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    That feelings when a best friend tells you how

    he really feels about you!!!! And you realize that you don't like him the same way as he does.
    intizzaar intizzaar 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14

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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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    I really thought she was different.

    .. I told him my biggest and most horrible secret and what does he do? He refuses to take time anymore claiming that I "wanted it". I can't believe it. I hate being rejected.
    BlackBloodAlpha BlackBloodAlpha 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25

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    Frustration. How to deal with a person

    who is hot and cold towards you? Giving you all his attention the one minute, and completely disappears and ignores you the next. When you finally decide to get over it and move on, he shows interest again and contacts you. It feels like he dosen't want to let you go completely...
    thoughtsinwords thoughtsinwords 22-25, F 6 Responses May 17

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    For as long as I can remember,

    I always felt like I was at the mercy of others. Being made to feel like I was always supposed to be at everyone else's beacon call. I didn't start to think about me until I was 16. My mother was manipulative and my dad was absent. And they didn't much like each other by the...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M May 19

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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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    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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    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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    when I was younger l was afraid to tell girls

    how I feel. so I still think about the ones that I liked and never said a word to l remember all of their names. I especially think about them when I am lonely. like sarah Henry, l was in love with everything about her all through high school and I never told her . I used to get...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M 2 Responses May 11

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    right now it's not so much "I'm afraid he'll

    say 'no'" it's more like "I'm afraid he will never talk to me again or things will be awkward between us after he says 'no' (if he does)". Curse hormones and teenage moodiness! It would be awful if he said no but I would just be crushed if he always avoided me or was awkward...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F May 19

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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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