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I Struggle With Rejection

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    Ugh... I hate when you casually try to invite

    someone to do something and then when they so no or can't... The rejection really hurts.... Ouchie!
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Asked a girl out on the countdown

    and got rejected straight away:(
    Ross2001 Ross2001 13-15, M Jan 1

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    The crux of it all is

    that it makes us stronger, more resilient to the storm ahead. We put ourselves at risk of rejection to possibly overcome it. At least, we should, if it's that important to us. So why can't I find myself strong enough to face the crushing blow?
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    Rejection

    I have been rejected a few times.  I think anyone who has been rejected or is being rejected know what the feeling really is.  Do I struggle with rejection?  It is painful as we are not accepted or welcomed but I guess it is something needing to get used to and it'll be okay.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6, 2014

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    It Began With Infant Eyes

    That yearned for acceptance, peace, and every kind of holy and whole fulfillment that we all are created to crave; Love.I wanted to be held and guided, when I cried and made mistakes.I wanted to be encouraged when I felt disappointed.I wanted to be me, and to be loved... for...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Rejection Is Not So Easy to Deal With

    When someone you care about pushes you away or rejects you, it's hard to come around that and not take it in and believe you're fatally flawed. Tonight's rejector is my brother.  Ever since my Dad died in September, my brother has been pushing me away.  I asked to sit...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    Fragile. Please Handle With Care.

    Rejections in relationships are detrimental to me. Each time I got rejected, I smoked, I binged, I slept more than I should, I got depressed. Unfortunately, I was always the last to leave a relationship. I tried and tried to move on and forgive, doing things that were healthy for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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    "Struggle with it" may be the wrong description.

    It always wins. :( It has been prevalent in my life and it ain't no fun...
    MatureNotDead MatureNotDead 51-55, M Apr 6, 2014

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    “There’s nothing like rejection to make you

    do an inventory of yourself.” - James Lee Burke “Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil – but there is no way around them.” -Isaac Asimov “Human beings, like plants, grow in...
    TheStoryman TheStoryman 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    I was all geared up to head north

    and spend a day with my Dad and Mom at the nursing home. I was going to take my Dad to his follow-up appointment, take him to lunch, buzz him around to anyplace he wanted to go, except his own home. I spent last night tossing and turning thinking of how difficult this first...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 13 Responses May 20, 2014

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    It's a vicious cycle!

    ! I get committed to something, get rejected, become overprotective so I won't get hurt and won't try as hard the next time because that would mean I'm getting attached/committed, since I didn't try as hard as I could, I once again get rejected which just makes it worse and worse...
    syltutu syltutu 22-25, F May 30, 2014

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    Whether it be from job interviews

    or people its a hard thing to deal with... When someone ignores me I take it as rejection as well.. it started from my mother because she has never accepted me I always got told I am not the daughter she wanted, I am not pretty enough or nice enough... Children are the...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F Dec 10, 2014

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    My Resignation

    Dear God, I quit. Yours truly, Your Son.
    iquits iquits 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    I'm afraid if rejection

    because I associate rejection and hate. I feel hated by everyone because the people who raised me as part of their family all either abused or neglected me. I feel like because they did this to only me I was hated and they didn't want me. They always told me I wasn't wanted...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    Girls Rejected Me Because Of My Face.

    I been rejected all of my life because of my face. Girls won't give me their number because of my face. Which is why I don't ask for numbers anymore because I already know the girl is not gonna give it to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I Am Made Of Shadows...

    Unnoticed, unwanted, unloved.That which was light and solid in me vanishes when you fail to see me.I feel myself diminish until......I am made of shadows, unseen and dark. 
    icebutterfly icebutterfly 31-35 4 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Rejected

    So, I struggle with depression and right now I'm am struggling to keep a full fledged manic episode at bay. I got fired in 2000, joined the Army to find "motivation" in 2001, got out in 2002, went back home to my Mama, helped take care of my grandparents and half assed looked...
    EverGrowing EverGrowing 36-40 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    I Need Encouragement. Not The Blame My Cage Should Have.

    All throughout life, rejection has to be my main struggle. It's the building blocks of all the other difficulties I face now currently. It's the reason for my anxiety, lack of companions, lack of consideration, lack of caring and lonesomeness. But how fair is it to point the...
    JeuneCirque JeuneCirque 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    I have so many things about me people can

    reject me for. I have a different skin color than most people here, I have health issues for which people can reject me, and so on. I tried using a chatroom a little while ago and I feared rejection. I browsed profiles on a dating site and I didn't message the women there...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2014

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    I really, really do-whether it's imagined

    or otherwise. In fact, the rejections I imagine are probably way worse than when it happens for real. :/
    GracefullyFaceless GracefullyFaceless 22-25, F Mar 2

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    Rejection?

    Rejection?  let's just say "...sometimes you have to fall from the mountain to realize what you are climbing for."
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ May 19, 2012

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    More Than Ever

    I have always struggled with it, as a child from my peers (kids are the meanest people on earth) and then co workers that were mad because I did my job as well as I could and again, from my average peers but I found that a bottle and street drugs helped although I don't remember...
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M 4 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Rejection...Ah Phooey!

    Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. - Ralph Waldo EmersonWell, I wish I could say that when I made my phone call to the university and found out that I was not accepted into the program, that I said thank you and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3, 2013

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