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Rejection

The Treasure Hunt for Truth

Tara Hedman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

Remember, everyone has old, tattered, junk, so it may not be very pretty at first. But, pay attention. You never know what treasure of truth you'll find under a scruffy, tarnished life.

The Gender War of Unrequited Love

Literally, Darling | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

When a man is rejected, it's the woman's fault and when a woman is rejected... well, that's her fault, too.

4 Strategies to Handle Criticism Well

Todd Kashdan | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Let's accept a fact -- not all criticism is valid. Do not let your brain fool you. Just because words are published online does not mean they hold any merit. Here are four strategies to handle criticism well.

Is There An Upside to Bullying or Exclusion?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I learned to be empathic and to think about the impact of my behavior on others because of some of my less-than-positive experiences. I learned to look into the eyes of others when I was speaking to them to see what kind of reaction I was causing.

(LIVE) MAN WALKING: Online Dating's Meet-Up

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

Having a walk with meet-up coffee is more palatable for me than sitting across the table from a stranger. For most, a meet-up is for discovering whether you like each other enough to go on a first date.

How Back-Breaking Work Put My Ego Back Together

Hedia Anvar | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Hedia Anvar

There is no shame in earning your own way in what amounts to hard labor. It's actually honorable. Mining strengths I did not know I possessed put my ego back in action.

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.

Why We Go on Dates We Know Probably Won't Work Out

Samantha Joel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Samantha Joel

How far might people be willing to go to avoid rejecting someone?

10 Positive Benefits Of Failure

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Indeed, the mark of a successful person lies in their response to negative situations -- they lick their wounds but never leave the battlefield, they turn their scars into strengths. In approaching rejection, losing and failure, here are 10 hidden blessings...

10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

This Facebook Rejection Is So Harsh, Taylor Swift Could Write A Song About It

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce

Turns out, timing isn't everything when it comes to relationships. For example, Justin said he wanted a girlfriend, but a few minutes later this ...

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

'Triggers' and The Moment of Choice

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

While you might not be aware of it, we all have at least a second to choose how we want to respond to a trigger -- and most times more than a second. If you choose to take the breath and tune in, you have a chance of responding from your loving adult self rather reacting from your ego wounded self. You have the chance to move into compassion for yourself.

When Your Adult Kids Reject You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

My problem is my daughter. I raised her as a single parent along with my son. I gave them a decent life and have a good relationship with my son as I did with my daughter until about 12 years ago.

The Misadventures of Dating When Queer and Crippled: The Art of Rejection

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

In my dating experiences as a Queer Cripple, any time I have been rejected, I have never really been given one of the safe stock answers, but instead I have been hit with a barrage of honesty -- typically, a direct result of my crippledness.

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.

I Got Rejected... And This Is What Happened

Amy Chan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

I knew that if I continued my avoidant ways, I would not actualize my intention of creating a meaningful relationship with someone else. So I decided to open my heart, allow myself to be vulnerable and welcome the risk of hurt.

What Really Creates Emotional Intimacy

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The more we practice staying connected with our spiritual guidance and our own feelings, the more we create inner and relationship safety.

Relationship Kryptonite: Good for Every Superhero

Bridget Fonger | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

Being vulnerable in relationships is hard for all of us, but even superheroes are stronger for it. Ironically, vulnerability to the kryptonite that comes up in our love relationships is a good thing.

Deconstructing the Fear of Rejection: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Being human, we long to be accepted and wanted. It hurts to be rejected and to experience loss. If our worst fear materializes -- if our catastrophic fantasy becomes a reality and we're rejected -- our organism has a way of healing if we can trust our natural healing process

7 Reasons To Embrace Rejection

Susie Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The problem with rejection is not the rejection itself, just the fact we cannot understand the greater plan behind it in that moment. Nor do we want to as we are too busy licking our wounds and cursing the world. Rejection only makes sense with hindsight.

The Bright Side Of Getting Rejected From College

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

As college admissions grow increasingly selective, more and more high school students face more than just rejection letters from their dream schools. ...

A Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Manage Stress

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

In a Seinfeld episode titled "The Jimmy," the character of George finds himself in a stressful situation and starts speaking in the third person: "Geo...

If We Saw This Sign In A Tea Shop, We'd Go There Too

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Divorce

Finding love can be quite the feat these days: between awful Tinder profiles, cringe-worthy first dates and terrible "brake ups," it might just feel h...

Got Rejected? How You Respond Can Damage Your Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.