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Dealing With Rejection

You Just Got Rejected From Your Dream School. Will You Ever Bounce Back?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

Getting turned down from your *~dream~* school can feel like The Worst Thing in the World. Will you ever recover? There's a simple way to find out. ...

3 Ways Rejection Helps Us Grow

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Rejection offers us a chance to re-think our plan, to realign or challenge our initial beliefs and ensure that where we think we want to go is indeed in our highest and best good. Here are three ways rejection can be helpful..

7 Guys You Should Break Up With, Stat

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

With all of the monumental heartache, building insecurities and irreparable damage that presents itself after such said rejection, there are still certain instances when you should welcome it -- actually, you should count your lucky stars that you dodged this destructive bullet and the Gods above threw you a bone.

A Woman Faces the Men Who Rejected Her -- and Makes a Surprising Discovery

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

When Lea Thau was 38, her fiancé broke up with her while she was pregnant with their child. She subsequently became single for the first time in her adult life.

Rejection Is Good For You

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

What I did not realize, as I started down the long hard road to finding an agent and attempting to sell my writing, was how much these rejections would help me in other aspects of my life

5 Reasons Why You Should Embrace Rejection

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Life is too short to fear rejection. The future isn't promised, so worrying about it won't do you any good. There's nothing like the feeling of being courageous enough to go after what you want. It's a rewarding feeling to at least try something even if the situation doesn't play out as you expected.

Ethnic Minority and Underdog Writers Must Not Give Up

PP Wong | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
PP Wong

Twenty seven publishers in the U.S. and U.K. turned down my novel. The vast majority of rejections my literary agent received were surprisingly positive, but were knock-backs all the same.

5 Ways to Deal with Dating Burnout

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

It's very hard to feel positive about dating if you're burned out. You don't have to deny that you're having a hard time. In fact, it's helpful to validate your own emotional experience, rather than beat yourself up for feeling down.

Rejects, I've Had a Few

Melanie Young | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you experience rejection, don't be bitter. Be better. Every time a door has slammed in my face, I just go knocking on other doors. There are no dead ends, just dead ears.

How To Bounce Back From Rejection

Posted 03.10.2014 | OWN

By Jena Pincott It only takes a minute to start your rebound. If you have a minute…focus on the right face. We all know the best thing to d...

How to Deal With Rejection

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Chances are you've been there before. Across from a guy in a suit that costs more than you're unemployed tush can hope to make in a month, or on the very distant end of an I'm-not-interested text message. It's hideous, unfriendly and usually has bad table manners. It's called rejection.

From Rejection to Redemption: 7 Steps to Making Dreams Come True

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

If I could offer my best tips for how to realize your dream (or anything for that matter) -- whether it is writing your memoir, shedding those 20 pounds, or living in a clutter-free home -- it would be these.

Rejection: How to Overcome Your Biggest Enemy

Alexa Curtis | Posted 08.28.2013 | Teen
Alexa Curtis

Next time you get a college rejection letter in the mail, or a part in a school play as a background character instead of a lead, or the opposite summer internship from the one that you desired, consider how a different path may benefit you.

How Successful People Handle Rejection

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

It takes courage to know who we are and what we stand for. It takes courage to act from the core of our own being -- our core essence. Learning how to deal effectively with rejection strengthens our sense of self and builds our resilience when confronting life's challenges.

Why You Should Trust That Everything Will Work Out

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.08.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Take in your college's mascot and school pride. Take in the feel and style of the campus. Take in the relationships and friendships you've built here. Take in that feeling of how right it feels to be here... because things will work out how they're supposed to. Trust me.

Hey, It's OK If You Didn't Get Into Your Dream School

Posted 04.01.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

How To Handle Rejection

Elise Sax | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Elise Sax

There we stand, the rejectees, our mouths hanging open, our hips bruised from being blindsided. We didn't see it coming. Didn't you just say how wonderful I am? Wasn't love mentioned just hours ago?

The Upside Of Rejection

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Rejection tends to turn us inward in a negative way -- causing us to feel unworthy, flawed, not good enough, unlovable, frustrated, confused, angry, sad, etc. -- which can get us painfully bogged down in paralyzing self criticism.

Are Powerful People Immune to Rejection?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel People often equate power with money and success. However, according to a new study presented at the annual conference of the ...

Too Legit to Quit: How to Use Rejection As Fuel for Your "Career" As a Struggling Writer

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Christina Pesoli

Take them seriously enough to make any adjustments that are warranted. But don't let them override your own sense of who you are and how you write.

'It's Over!' 10 Breakup Survival Tips to Get You Through It

Sheri Meyers | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women
Sheri Meyers

It doesn't matter if it was a long-term relationship, a short-lived cyber affair, an unrequited love or a good friends-with-benefits arrangement. If you cared and connected, you feel a deep and painful void where there was once laughter and affection. It's like experiencing a small death.

5 Ways To Recover From Your College Rejection Letter

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Damassa "It'll be OK." "It's not the worst thing that could happen." "It just wasn’t meant to be." While family, friends, and relatives...

Rejected Recently? Read This And Regain Your Power

Mastin Kipp | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

As someone who has experienced rejection many times, I've figured out something. It's only truly rejection if you own the rejection. Rejection, at its core, is you rejecting yourself.

Why Not Getting Into Your First-Choice School Isn't The Apocalypse

| Nikki Fig | Posted 06.04.2011 | College

You've done your research, bought the sweatshirt and envisioned yourself waltzing across the campus dozens of times. And then it arrives: the dreaded ...

5 Scientific Reasons Why Breakups Are Devastating

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

Rejection from a breakup feels heartbreaking and overwhelming because, physiologically, it is.