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Fear of Rejection

Three Ways Millennials Can Overcome Rejection

Gloria Larson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Gloria Larson

When was the last time you felt a sense of rejection? Perhaps you encountered a difficult situation with a group of friends or received some negative feedback from your manager at work.

4 Ways To Overcome Your Every Dating Fear

Lisa Copeland | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

To get the right guy into your life, you've got to be willing to let go of the excuses and get yourself online or out in the real world meeting men. This is the way you can find the one who is a good fit for you. Ask yourself how badly you want a companion in your life.

Why the People We're Attracted To Don't Like Us Back

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

We want to make this person the center of our universe and really show them just how amazing they truly are... but this person just doesn't want to be with us. Honestly, I don't blame them.

Denied! Five Ways to Make Rejection Work for Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Nobody likes being told no when it comes to their business. But instead of hiding from rejection, what if you could actually use its benefits to become even better at what you do?

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.

Are You Crazy in Love Yet Dread Losing It?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 03.10.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Putting trust in someone can make us feel exposed. Some people even believe that the more they care about someone, the more at risk they are for being hurt.

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

Keeping Love Alive

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The concept of what it takes to keep love alive is really quite simple, but not so easy to do. The simple answer is this: Love flows between two people whose hearts are open to learning and to sharing love. The hard part is keeping the heart open.

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.

'I've Got Your Back'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One of the wonderful things we have to offer each other in our relationships is to have each other's back. Being alone with difficult challenges is very hard. But all too often, this is not how couples relate to each other.

Facing Rejection With Dignity: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Daisy's dignified goodbye is relevant for anyone struggling to accept the rejection by another.

Leave the F-Word Behind Before Starting the New Year

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Being around a lot of people we feel forced to spend time with, doing an insane amount of driving trying to prepare for festivities and holiday parties, looking back at what didn't happen this year and trying to finish off anything remaining on this year's to-do list can bring up a lot of funky feelings.

Are You Afraid to Approach Women?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Feeling uncomfortable around others is one of the most common problems people have to contend with. There is a subcategory of such people who specifi...

Finding Your Authentic Voice Will Set You Free to Express Who You Really Are

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.

4 Powerful Ways to Lovingly Manage Rejection

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Most of the time, when someone rejects someone else, it's because something is going on within them. Whatever the reason they are being rejecting, it's not about you!

How to Talk to That Cute Guy or Girl With Total Confidence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

How many times have you passed up the opportunity to talk to a stranger, held back by a fear of rejection?

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.

Why You're Sabotaging Your Relationships (And How To Stop)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find that you sabotage yourself in your work or your relationships? Have you wondered why you would do that? Here are some of the beliefs that might trigger your fears or your resistance to taking loving action in your own behalf.

Why You Keep Attracting Unavailable People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I hear it over and over: "Are there any available men?" "Why are all the women I attract unavailable?" There are two issues that often contribute to this situation.

Gay Men In The Wild: Why Are We So Afraid Of Each Other?

Mikah Meyer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Mikah Meyer

Last Saturday I attended Gay Day at D.C.'s National Zoo. One by one, gaggles of gays would pass by one another, sharing glances and stares but never once speaking to the other herd. For an hour this continued, until I'd had enough inaction and decided to do something about it.

What Not To Do When You're Fighting

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships have conflict. Conflicts are a part of life and can provide an opportunity for learning and growth -- if they are approached with caring for yourself and the other person.

What's So Scary About Rejection?

Michael Neill | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The truth is, "no" doesn't mean we are a bad person or doomed to failure. It's not evidence of a conspiracy against us by the fates or proof that our parents/teachers/siblings were right about us and we never will amount to anything. It just means "not yes." That's it. "Not yes."

4 Ways You Might Be Rejecting Yourself

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Fear of rejection is a big issue for many people -- and it used to be for me, too. I used to be so worried about how others felt about me that I was often anxious in my interactions with them -- always trying to say and do the "right" thing so they would like me or at least think well of me.

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 ...