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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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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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    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 Mar 25

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    Why do I still try with a girl

    who has rejected me??
    DSJ1995 DSJ1995 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 2

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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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    I pretty much friend zone myself,

    I still to this day don't know how to flirt with girls, and even if I could would probably be too terrified to do so, so I've basically stopped trying, I'm still polite as I would be with anyone, just not even nothing to try and flirt anymore!!
    94alex94 94alex94 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Mostly because I'm afriad he will just be

    grossed out and never talk to me that same again. like to be honest if I knew that if I asked a guy if he liked me and he said that he didn't and things would just go back to normal, I would be so chill with it.
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 15 Responses Feb 22

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    Interiordeco Interiordeco 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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 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 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I've never been anticipated

    or felt like I've been loved ... I've never fallen in love either 😧
    ameliah1 ameliah1 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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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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    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 29 Responses Jan 30

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    there's this girl that I like

    and I don't know if I should ask her out..we make a lot of eye contact but barely talk to each other...and I'm afraid of being rejected...
    jullienmccall jullienmccall 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 22

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    i had so much friends

    but i lost them all. i'm afraid of meeting new people because they will leave to just like everyone else. i'm afraid that i'm gonna lose all the people i love even if they hate me. i'm afraid to open up to people so i'm gonna stay quiet. i'm just afraid of rejection and i...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I've been rejected enough times in life,

    I guess I should be used to it. But I'm not.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3

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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 Mar 30

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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 want people to love me

    for who I am! :)
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Mar 27

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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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    When he reads your message

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

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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 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    i would rather let a girl hurt my feelings,

    rather then me hurting their's
    jitsheng jitsheng 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 16

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    Well it's happened now.

    Before it even started. We spoke for a few days. I gained feelings. He said the same. But now it's all over. He wouldn't give it a chance I'm officially broken hearted right now. :'(
    annieee1034 annieee1034 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm Jacob, 18 years old

    and have a pathological fear of rejection. From about the age of 9, my parents - especially my mum - would compare me to other kids in my class. She thought, and was right about the fact that I was smarter than most of the kids my age. I just didn't put any effort in because...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    memeyana memeyana 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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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 6 days ago

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    For some reason I care

    so deeply about everyone, and there emotions. that when negativity is directed towards me, I have a hard time standing up for myself. so if you knew me i'm so nice to everyone, but continue to get haters. for no reason. it makes no sence, give positivity. Get negativity. How...
    Ifonlycr Ifonlycr 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    I was rejected by a guy

    that I liked in first year when I was 11. Then he told everyone that I had asked him out and I lost some friends and was bullied because of it. I'm good friends with my crush and I got one of my friends to tell him that I liked him because I tried to on FB messaging, but I just...
    laurabaillie16 laurabaillie16 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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'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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    Which is life. When moronic monsters rule.

    And they have. Plus still do. Covertly. Ask any politician. On truth serum.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 16

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    My ex never looked me in the eyes

    and told me how much I mean to her. Cards yes and Facebook posts a lot. Is it self centered to think she caused the breakup because she didn't care enough to tell me the things I always told her. Or was it the type of thing that she only wants social media to approve of her life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Mar 24

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    Rejection is the reason

    why people deny their true feelings.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Well, it starts out in my teen years in high

    school... When I was a child I went through trauma. After the abuse, i ended up not being able to socialize with people without barking or acting like a cat. I really never got out of the habbit until later high school years. (During most of my life in a group home for the...
    RisaKazura RisaKazura 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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