I Can't Handle Rejection

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    I have a phobia of failure

    and rejection I'm so afraid of it and can't handle it, but it's part of life, you can't always be right!! Right? I learned that you can look at failure at another perspective which giving you an insight for successes like finding out the mistakes and learning from them, or...
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    I Wonder Why

    I can't handle any form of rejection...It just makes me feel really depressed and hopeless.Even the tiniest rejection...Makes me think of an end. Something as simple as someone passing by me in the hall I knew and not saying hello to me..Or if someone says something to someone...
    NovemberHasCome NovemberHasCome
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2012

    Rejection.

    I have a terrible problem with rejection. Even the littlest rejection spins me into a depression and I don't know how to stop it. I was supposed to volunteer at my grandson's school. I got an email that said they had enough and didn't need me afterall, this was after I was...
    wendalooch wendalooch
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 10, 2011

    Eper's Not As Inclusive As I Thought

    Most of the time rejection on EP happens when you invite someone to be your friend and they ignore you.  It stings when you don't make the cut of an individual who already has 1500 friends.  Wait a minute... you mean I'm not as good as all these other folks.  Aw, c'mon!?! But...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Sep 1, 2011

    When I first told my boyfriend,

    whom I'm dating now, that I liked him I told him through a letter I wrote on the computer. I can't say things to people that I have crushes on face to face. I get all nervous and I get clammy hands.I start to hyperventilate when I want to tell them.
    mikey664 mikey664
    18-21, T
    Jan 4, 2014

    Rejection Sucks!

    "Don't take it personally."  "They're laughing with you not at you."  "No means you're that much closer to yes."  There are a million sayings like this.  Next to being truly gifted, being able to deal well with rejection (or failure) is probably the most valuable skill you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 16, 2011

    rejection has always been something i struggle

    with. as someone with borderline personality disorder i suppose it is even worse. what i don't understand is how i can feel so completely broken and rejected even tho i know in my heart the situation was hopeless and not something i needed in my life. i give wholly of myself...
    Curiouscee Curiouscee
    51-55, F
    Feb 27, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

    Bleeding Luv

    I dont know were to start but the feeling of rejection sure sucks bad, Its like you poured your# heart got over youre fears and you get the damn century statement "its not you its me",..
    NoNameVerification NoNameVerification
    70+
    Aug 22, 2012

    The Worst Rejection

    Recently i knew thought a guy liked me so, i emailed him telling him i like himi then found out he was too embarrassed to email back and he emailed the message to everyone in my grade and said he hated mei was so sad and embarrassed  that i told him it was a dare and he replied...
    mariam5347 mariam5347
    13-15
    Jul 14, 2011

    I struggle with being rejected by someone I

    really like or care about. Time to grow some brass balls!!!
    bluebutterfly13 bluebutterfly13
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2014

    Feeling Hurt and Sad

    I am crying as I write this email. I feel as though my boyfriend stapped me in the heart. You see, we were together for 5 years and I thought everything was alright. But in Nov of 2008 he told me he didn't love me the same anymore. There was no reason. We hardly ever...
    hurtfeelings hurtfeelings
    46-50
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2009
    kam878 kam878
    22-25, M
    Jun 9, 2014

    I've never known anything

    but rejection. Its really beginning to screw with me. When I feel like I'm being rejected (usually not the case), I have a mental breakdown. It scares people away. I get so scared. I'm so confused. I don't know why I am so unlovable. Unworthy. No one wants me. When a person...
    yolo19 yolo19
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    Rejection

    Lead me on and left me in the friendzone, then you wouldn’t say anything You turned your back on a real man who would have given you everything You say you’re not looking for relationships or casual sex Then what do you want, with your profile all over the internet? I’ve...
    Dom79 Dom79
    36-40, M
    Mar 25, 2013

    When i'm rejected it makes me feel very insecure

    but we have to remember that just because one or even many people don't like us. There is always one who does, his name is Jesus. And he doesn't make mistakes, so you can't be one of them!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 23, 2014

    I'm rejected before it

    even begins. I've never fell in love with someone without being rejected. My life is one perpetual unrequited love story. Sometimes I don't think that I can handle it anymore and I just want to blow my brains out before I have to feel this pain again.
    yolo19 yolo19
    22-25, F
    Aug 23, 2014

    I met someone today on here

    and thought I was really getting on with him. told him about my self as he had posted on his experience that he wanted to listen to girls who needed to get things off their chests. after a few msgs because I didnt respond quick enough he blocked me!! well up urz cutie pie...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2014

    I'm Afraid My Friend Will Reject Me.

    I have this male friend - J. I find him very attractive and sometimes wish we were more than friends.  But I know that while we are compatible in so many ways, that it would never work.  He's been a good friend to me.  I want him to be happy.  So when he tells me that he's...
    BrokenDee BrokenDee
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013
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