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I Have Been Rejected Before

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    I Even Got Reject From A Program For Low Lifes, Because They Cant Fit My Needs

    I have always been rejected by my family, but now I am rejected from programs that I have found to try to straighten my life out. I dont understand how these people always advertise that they are there to help people, but when I called they say that I couldnt be accepted into the...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    Cowards Travel In Groups

    A while ago, I made a huge life change and started dating someone after splitting with my husband of seven years. I pulled away seeing the signs early on, the mixed signals. This guy would say the typical heart bearing things. His friends knew of me but not much else than I...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    My Gift Was Rejected

     The unwanted giftDisappointment, regret, frustration, anger and resentment, a torrent of emotions that seethed through me because they refused to let me do something nice.They are a large national non-profit that has done and continues to do good. I am just a small nobody who...
    joefay joefay 51-55, M Mar 6, 2011

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    A Few Times

     I feel like my single status is due to me being sorta "dead inside" and not putting forth much effort.  There have been a few times when I genuinely put in 100% of my effort and still failed, that's what I consider rejection.  I think I handle...
    AppleJelle AppleJelle 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Many Times

    Travis, in third grade Matthew in 5th and 6th grade Logan in 6th grade Ethan in 7th grade. And the absolute worst one, the one that's scarred into my heart, the one that will never quite go away, the one that stillaches, even though I ripped him out of my chest, Hunter, so many...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F Jul 16, 2011

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    Meeting Him After 3 Weeks Of W/o Communication And Formal Breakup

    after three weeks that my boyfriend did not communicate w/ me when he asked for 1 week to think if he still wants to continue his relationship w/ me, i consider that "us" is over. i don't wanna communicate with him because of what happened to us so i asked his niece (who just...
    juliasoleil17 juliasoleil17 26-30, F Nov 6, 2012

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    Poem I Made About When I Was Rejected

    i met her in class she won my heart when she rejected me she tore my heart apart.back then i was young and too shy to believe that love has a heart of it's own not to be.when i get her to hold in my arms the bleeding will stop but until then it's a pain in my heart.
    act4 act4 18-21, M Mar 6, 2012

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    HA!

    Thats pretty much become the latest trend in my life.
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    I Was Out of Control For a While

    That was about 17 years ago, and I practiced the head-first-dive theory of mate search. So, I got myself my fair share of bumps LOL At one time I was almost simultaneously after 3 girls, and got no for an answer by all. Well, after that bit of craziness, I decided to retire...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    Hopless Romantic...

    I am always getting rejected by the guys that I like. I could be the most beautiful girl in the world and still get shut down. I am just not dating material. Guys say I`m beautiful, hot, gorgeous, (so they say) but they just don`t want to date me. The one guy who is perfect...
    teenagereck777 teenagereck777 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Yes, I've Been Rejected A Lot

    And hit by handbags!
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Grrr School

    When I was in 8th grade I applied to this advanced smart kid high school. My friends, parents, teachers, and even kids I didn't really know thought I would get in, no problem. All this support got me thinking the same way. But then... I got rejected. I never even got to see the...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F Dec 27, 2007

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    The Strongest Man Is He Who Stands Alone

    someone wise said this to me many years ago.  I have never forgot it.  Rejection has been the main theme in my life.  I am not bitter - I've tried to learn something through the pain.  Everyone I know of has someone but nothing works for me in the relationship department...
    jacqueline36 jacqueline36 56-60 Apr 7, 2011

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    It Hurts

    Then time goes by and one day all the pain has subsided and you wonder what all the hurting was for. Then a new cycle begins!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    It Hurts But Move On

    I got rejected uhm... about many times already.... i'm used to it... like when it comes to friends they would reject me and not talk to me anymore cause they don't like something about me... my parents neglecting my needs and stuff... Boys of course... i think my heart gets...
    losingmyfriends losingmyfriends 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    I Am Used To It.

    I get rejected by lots of people.  Not just romantically, either, but more often than not.  I guess that is why I'm marrying the only person who never has rejected me.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Nov 27, 2009

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    Lots of Rejection...

    The guy I was in love with won't even talk to me anymore... In the first college I went to, all of my classmates rejected me (and team work was important since it was the Air Force Academy) I actually got rejected by the Academy first...and then after making a $500...
    tqoftu tqoftu 22-25, F Dec 28, 2007

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    Many Times!

    I'm pretty sure most of us have dealt with rejection before. Rejection hurts. But the secret is to get up after rejection pushes you down.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Mar 21, 2013

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    The Perceived Train-wreck of Romantic Rejection

    I know there are many things a person can be rejected over.  When I found this category, my thoughts turned instantly to romantic rejection.  In this respect, I am a muddled-up contradiction.  I belong to other group, like "I Know That I Am Worth Loving," "Always Have A...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2009

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    Shy Girl

    I have been needing to let this out for sometime! To start, I am painfully shy. I have always had a quirky/eccentric sense of humor that I really only share with my friends (all girls). Because I don't interact with boys, unless it is academically related, I do not posses any boy...
    meghanmeghanmeghan meghanmeghanmeghan 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2010

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    Still Fresh

    Because I don't like getting too close: Because this one was one I actually wanted: Because this was one I didn't want to want: Because this was the first time I ever felt anything with anyone: I put my heart in front of the barrel and told her to pull the trigger on it...
    TheSingularity TheSingularity 22-25, F Dec 17, 2009

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    The One Time I Was Brave...

    I met a very cute guy in the hallway outside of one of my classes a few semesters ago. I thought we had a decent connection, he seemed interested in parts of my life that normal people wouldn't be, so I decided to be really brave and slip him my phone number. Another guy who...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    It Makes You.

    Rejection is one of the many backbones of being a man. Almost all men have been rejected, some won't mention it, but its what makes a man. If you gets rejected, it shouldn't stop you on dating altogether, it just means you have to be more composed or maybe the person you were...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    My Boyfriend Has Improved A Lot!

    Its been a couple of weeks since me and my boyfriend reconciled after a "cool-off". Since then, i noticed some improvements on him. He acted sweeter and more affectionate now. Last night, we almost did not sleep... we just laid in bed for hours as while we chat. He told me that...
    juliasoleil17 juliasoleil17 26-30, F Nov 25, 2012

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    I Have Been Rejected

    Hello,My name is Juli and I have been rejected. See, I think I'm a very good writer, so I asked to join the ultimate writing club on this site I play. The club is: The Cabal. I PMed a few times with the leader and she said she would read my stories. I said thank you maturely...
    JuliIsMe JuliIsMe 13-15 May 17, 2012

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    Yeah - a Few Times

    I have been rejected before - for a few things, work, men, friends........ I don't really think about it much, it doesn't bother me. I think rejection is something that everyone goes through at some point in their life, and a lot of people will reject things or people in their...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Mar 2, 2008

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    I Always Get Rejected By The Guys I Like

    they check me and then when they see something about me they dont like ...be it my hair or if I am having a bad hair day or just getting around in some old clothes or if I say F or ...something they pass me up for my relatives ... that has always been the pattern of my life... I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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    Same Here

    I have been rejected to many times I lost count.  With men I guess it is because I always went after the wrong type.  Now credit cards. lol  I don't even try anymore.  My divorce several years ago tore my credit up and it can be fixed but takes a while. 
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    Adoptee

    I was given up for adoption and then I was disowned because I fell in love with a black man. So, I have been rejected by both sets of parents.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2007

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    Usually

    Usually I'm rejected romantically. However, in my line of work, there are constant failures and rejections as well as lots of successes. Some day I may get a role, some other day I fail at it. I have come to live with it. The romantic rejections hurt worse, because I've never...
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 10 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    Gone Through

    The past few years i have gotten rejected and used.Now i have issuses with trusting people. 
    shan12stones shan12stones 36-40, F Oct 27, 2008

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    Yupp

    It happened about a couple weeks ago. Im a pretty shy guy, usually lacking in confidence, but I finally got up the courage to ask this girl out. We had been talking about a year, and I thought she liked me too. I thought see was so pretty and sweet, and just wanted to...
    hellas93 hellas93 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    It saddens me so muh to see so many peole on here who have been rejected by church. I worked for my church and they restructered my position so my junior got my job. I have...
    sassychristian sassychristian 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It happens every day. My wife does not want me she doesn't want intimacy. She just looks at me and says no matter how much I give you it's never enough. I'm tired of being...
    october004 october004 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have chronic pain problems, and people treat me like dirt because they assume that I am have mental issues, not realizing how stressful it is to feel this way all the time. I...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 Mar 29

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    My family doesn't like me. Don't worry, they love me. They just don't like my person. I'm a mildly emo punk rocker who has a bisexual girlfriend and doesn't like sports, and my...
    palant palant 13-15, M Mar 22

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    A good friend of thirty years (or so I thought) went silent on me a few years ago after an email exchange where I politely told him I wasn't in a space to read about his Jehova...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T Mar 31

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    About a year and a half ago at my previous job, i was arriving at work for an opening shift. As i made it to the front door a large man grabbed me and put a handgun in my back, he...
    Outlaw95 Outlaw95 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    This is only the most recent in a long line of rejections. Being a transgender person in the American South certainly isn't easy, but the most painful moments are those that are...
    SisterCyanide SisterCyanide 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 4

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    This is so true and after awhile I just don't care anymore because I love who I am and who I've become (:
    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Moreover, you need to take care that these are registered online resources or services and they abide by all the laws on personal privacy. Typically, the need for a hired service...
    mmogank12 mmogank12 22-25, F Mar 19

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I know that I've been sleeping and I know that I've been dreaming. But now the sun is streaming and I swear that I've been here before.
    abbey04 abbey04 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I wanted to share a couple of excerpts from the book "Getting Past the Affair- A Program To Help You Cope, Heal and Move On---Together or Apart" by Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, Donald...
    Selfhelpme Selfhelpme 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I first met Brad when I was 11 & he was 13. His family came to vacation during 4th of July at the beach where I lived. After several summers & hundreds of letters (way before the...
    mermaid27 mermaid27 36-40 Apr 3

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    My husband and I have been married for 6 weeks now. I've loved him for 19 years though. Still just as much as I did when we met. He's been an addict his entire adult life. I...
    kct0314 kct0314 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I was bullied alot in my elementary years ... And I didn't have many friends ... I kept moving alot and was bullied due to my weight...I've also have been called ugly , and stupid...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F a week ago

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    I thought everything was perfect in my relationship, I had given up my family and my home to be with the girl, but not long afterwards she cheated on me with someone I know (and...
    Kurt18 Kurt18 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I have been cyber bullied before
    lee521 lee521 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I was in the 4th grade, and I haved been bullied to where I couldn't stand it anymore. That's when I over reheated , because I got real mad and when we all came outside for P.E. I...
    ItsKiyaBoo ItsKiyaBoo 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I've been hurt before by somebody who I loved, who i would have given heaven and earth for just to see that cheeky smile, maybe that's why I hate guys and just stick to girls, I...
    littlemzedee littlemzedee 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I will write about this. I actually kind of want to have at least one story for each experience I've got listed, but I doubt I will ever manage all of that. I will preface the...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I was on a holiday in queensland, one night me and my siblings decided to play truth or dare. I chose dare and they told me to run around the campsite naked. So i took my clothes...
    tannert345 tannert345 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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