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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    OhFudge OhFudge 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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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'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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    whenever im in a situation

    where im talking to a girl that I like and have good conversations with the one thing that crosses my mind is will there be someone better she likes
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    There's this guy I like

    and I've describe our relationship before but I'm bored so I'll do it again. I've known him for 3 years and we were good friends for 1/2 a year but then I started hanging out with dif people. the next 1&1/2 years were awkward avoiding and so was most of this year but with the...
    cocococococococo cocococococococo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    All I want is to be happy.

    Find the love of my life and love him with everything I have, and a strong connection with God.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I am a 17 year old in high school that's trying

    to get school over with am overweight my mom is constantly telling me am fat and to lose weight, I try, trust me i do but every time she tells me am fat I just want to eat more. You see when I was little I was skinny but when my dad left us the only thing I did was eat. I was a...
    elissetr elissetr 16-17, F 20 Responses Jul 9

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    I love this girl... But she has told me many

    times that she doesn't have any feelings for me...
    Calva2002 Calva2002 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Before I start talking about this girl I think

    it is important to give a little background on myself. In high school I was a pretty good athlete and you could say I was somewhat popular. However, I never had much luck with the ladies. I got a athletic scholarship to play at a big school and I thought that would increase my...
    Santibruh Santibruh 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im far from the normal average guy.

    So yes when I talk to people and be upfront im always fearful of rejection for my honesty
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    She can't explain to me Why She's being cold

    then one day she rejected me... i dont understand she's so unfair to me i felt bad
    minncech minncech 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I’d been living alone

    for less than a week. I got some Chinese take-out and was eating in front of the TV. I finished my meal and cracked open the fortune cookie. It read “You will have a visitor tonight, lock your door.” There were no visitors that night, but the memory still haunts me.
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I should be used to it by now,

    I've had it happen to me plenty of times...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm slowly giving up,

    I'm a hundred % as a human, I'm so low that I'll come last even I run alone in a race.
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 6 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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    lol, everyones talking about relationships

    but im afraid to be rejected as a friend lol
    sendy23 sendy23 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 38 Responses Jun 27

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    I've had crushes just like every other teenage

    girl. I've day dreamed of guys and thought about what it'd be like dating them but I've never acted on my thoughts. I've only texted guys and "talked" to them. Every time they would think about that "next step" I would back out. Every guy that says he likes me I push away. I've...
    ZAP67 ZAP67 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Being rejected by a job is different

    than being rejected by a friend or a lover. One is usually a rejection of skill; the other rejects you because of who you are.
    lilacbunny lilacbunny 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I like this girl, she is the most beautiful

    woman I've seen, the problem is that I don't feel good enough for her. close to her I use the confident mask, but the truth is that I'm suffering.
    DecioSalvi DecioSalvi 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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    which is why I tend to not get really close to

    someone and get scared when I think about love
    Maddyjair Maddyjair 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    fb. it's a killer aint it?

    no one gives a **** what a post, and i post a lot from my tumblr blog, deep philosophical or spiritual thoughts, or personal thoughts, and sometimes i just wish i wouldn't care what they thought so i could post for hours and post what people--especially overreligious old school...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    I'm growing emotionally weaker

    and weaker everyday. I'm starting to give up on life and contemplating on suicide right now, I'm on the edge. Through all my years of high school and now through my first year of college, I have been constantly rejected by women. People said college would be different but it's...
    emlugo1996 emlugo1996 18-21, M 15 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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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    Unfortunately sometimes this statement is what

    defines me. I am not a confrontational person- I am more of a people pleaser! I want more than anything for those around me to be happier for knowing me- and the times I have felt rejection- have crushed me. I am learning to rely more on my own thoughts of myself and not care as...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    When he reads your message

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

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    I am afraid of rejection,

    from people in my everyday life. The last few months I have built a box around myself for protection from more hurt. This week I'm going to try to start knocking the box down. It's kind of scary in a way. The box I built around me is actually comforting in a sense that it...
    karen2015 karen2015 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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...
    08undiscovered08 08undiscovered08 13-15, F 20 Responses Jul 15

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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 Jun 28

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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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    There's Nothing Wrong about What i said.

    . All i wanted is to become friends again. So Why I feel that I am stupid. I hate being Rejected. That is Worthless. I really Felt bad :(
    minncech minncech 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    PrinceNeko PrinceNeko 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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 8 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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.
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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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 16 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    pohernandez pohernandez 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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

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    I am well...Bi I likes girls AND boys I haven't

    told my parents yet,only person knows is a really good friend of mine, and now who ever is reading this
    MarkimooFANGIRL MarkimooFANGIRL 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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