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I Struggle With Rejection

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...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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    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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    My Resignation

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

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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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    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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    Asked a girl out on the countdown

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

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    “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 1 Response Sep 2, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is an journal entry I wrote back in September of 2014 but I felt I should share it on here. Day 1 12 September 2014 Today is day 1 of my journey to overcome...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I struggle with being an adult college student, trying to raise my children, be good son (failed that today), be good for my fiancee, etc. My sense of self-worth is hindering me. I...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 Jan 28

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    None of u know this and it might seem stupid to some but I have struggles with to much loss. Last year I lost my great grandma. She ment so much to me. I cried for months. I lost...
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    So many people struggle with their body image, I don't think many people can say they are truly happy with what they look like. I envy people who can. In an age were a lot of...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I struggle with an addiction that's pretty overwhelming yet embarrassing... I have tried to overcome it but unfortunately I can't
    yourxworstxblessing yourxworstxblessing 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    ive always struggled with being incredibly insecure about my body. one day i couldnt take it anymore and cut my thighs. ive been clean for about four days, but im always...
    anotherfailure anotherfailure 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Although I do not think about it ceaselessly, body image is something I ponder from time to time. Before I hit puberty, I was very skinny and underweight which made me extremely...
    Deedle81 Deedle81 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Its so crazy because I've always been very athletic and skinny. 5'8 130lbs... but I still struggle! For a long time it was because I had small breast, but I recently got them done...
    KenziY KenziY 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Something isn't right, but I don't know what it is. I want to ask my psychology professor to diagnose me, but I'm afraid to. I can't just look in a DSM and diagnose myself, it...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 1 Response Jan 28

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    I'm always switching it up. Someday I'll stop eating period. Maybe breakfast. Some chocolate too keep me calm. Then I'll just drink water and call it a day. I've been back at it...
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F Jan 29

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    when i was 17 I was put in an intensive care unit for youth witch specialized in depression physios and many other mental health issues when the doctor asked me what are you in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4

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    after I had left the hospital my past had caught up with me my so called friends abondoned me and shunned my for leaving them How could i tell them that i coulden't do drugs with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    Im struggling with having a mature body.. Its doesnt fit on my age.. I got a lot of attention and i like to cry from having big boobs.. People always thought that im 18 or 19 which...
    mrsalpacino mrsalpacino 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I find it difficult to be social. I would try and make conversation however they always end up dead and dry. With this I don't have any ' real' friends. I think of them as good...
    bobbystz bobbystz 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Well I did and now i am healed and it was the hardest most terrible thing i have ever gone through and i thought it would never end but through a lot of hard work it did. i want...
    anniebomb anniebomb 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Ever since I was born things were really **** for me..im now 19 and it's getting worse well for starters I've never told this to anyone but when I was 10 years old i ended up being...
    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    It's something I just haven't realized for the longest time.... I think I suffer from this. I first heard of the disease a while back and since then I've compared it to myself...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am uncomfortable with my body
    tourdeforce tourdeforce 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    After 5 years of being clean. I broke it. sometimes cutting myself is all I can do. For no reasons. Just to cover the pain of my heart with the pain in my wrist.
    mihochancullen mihochancullen 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This addiction isn't ok , it's not healthy . My scars are fading and it's making me want to cut more , I've been safe for about 4 months safe . I've been so proud . But when you're...
    holdontome holdontome 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    There I said it, I'm addicted to food and I can't stop. When I try to kick the addiction sometimes it works for a few days, even maybe a week but then when I feel an overwhelming...
    TheHogwartzJanitor TheHogwartzJanitor 18-21, F a week ago

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    That feeling comes and goes, but when you've been struggling with it for so long, it's hard to let it go.
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't handle my drink and have had some bad experiences while being drunk. So I'm trying my best to be more sensible. When I'm out with friends it's constantly on my mind to make...
    Mollybonnie Mollybonnie 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've become so used to hating myself, that it feels safer to hate myself. Whatever I do, I always try to blame myself for everything that goes wrong and I always feel like I haven...
    Darejani Darejani 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So my anxiety has been that bad that I picked up a box of cigs to help with the nerves... Good thing is that it helps, bad thing is it's a terrible habit -.-
    catho catho 18-21, F 4 days ago

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