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I Have Been Rejected Before

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 10 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jun 29

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    I Have Been Rejected

    i beeen rejected by girls who are decent and thats because people who go to my school are fake they act like something they are not only a few are real i just wanted to know if thier is any girl who needs someone just contact me as soon as possible im 15 5'9  medium sized i...
    coryman11 coryman11 13-15 May 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 have gotten rejected more

    than 5 times and only had 2 girlfriends in my life. Is that bad?
    benjabro benjabro 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Twice in 9th grade (both didn't like me back).

    .. I haven't asked anyone out since then but I have to congratulate myself on how bold I was to do so cos I'm pretty shy. :)
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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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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    Wrong Timing...!!!

    I had almost everything against me. The time the girl I asked wasnt right for her and almost everyone in my year found out when i wanted no-one to know about it except me and her but i guess oh well what the hell ... i am over that (i think)
    avi900 avi900 13-15, M Apr 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Havent we all been rejected its sooo bitter sweet but time heals all things., and know " this too shall pass"
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    My mom always says " Well not every crush is gonna like you back." . But it's like none of them like me back. I could understand half rejecting me or even 75%. But all of the...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    The biggest pain on earth is if people reject you socially. If they ignore you and pretend that you are not in the same class/room whatever. This is what i got from society...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    In so many ways too...A few of those instances were: -When I was around 9, I was rejected and ignored by a group of girls I wanted to befriend and even worse yet, we were the same...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 9

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    I get rejected by my family for being who I am. They believe that I have a **** personality but, that's because they can't stand to see me or other family members be theirselves...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been hurt a lot in the past so it's really hard for me to open up and trust people. So many guys but not that many would be so sweet and caring saying they won't leave and...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I get really lonely and I get bullied so I never ever had a girl to tell me I love you and it sucks you know :/
    carlosfro909 carlosfro909 18-21, M Jul 8

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    All the time...oh well,their loss xD You can't pretend to understand all the spectrum of a person,specially with such weird life full of variety and different experiences.I just...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    You suck the life out of my soul tbh.
    AlyssaBreanne AlyssaBreanne 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Yeah u love her but she has a boyfriend.Ive never told her until last 2 years ago.I believe in love at first sight.People believe that saying is for looks but I fell in love with...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M 23 hrs ago

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    I think I've been told a few times even though I personally don't like my voice since my voice is a little deep and I have been called, "Sir" and "Bro" over the phone a few times...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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