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I Struggle With Rejection

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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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    What I am feeling right now.

    .. Anger, Tearful, Paranoid, Stupid, Anxious, Sick, Pain, My heart is literally hurting and I feel like I am going to throw up, god what is wrong with me seriously? X
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    My Resignation

    Dear God, I quit. Yours truly, Your Son.
    iquits iquits 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    Rejected

    This past Saturday. I meet a man I been talking too. And I can now honestly look at it and say WTH. Have you ever meet someone and just felt a click. OR was it a click that he wanted. It doesn't matter. It turns out I have no clue why he's not a good man. But if your sitting...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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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.
    MrAbelLewis MrAbelLewis 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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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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    Rejection can turn ur life around to the worst.

    This is worsest thing which can happen to you, if you really loved a person with all your heart.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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

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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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    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

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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 22-25, F May 19, 2012

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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

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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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