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When Your Adult Kids Reject You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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.

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.

Horrible Things I Never Wanted to Admit About Dating Until Now

Christine Deakers | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Christine Deakers

Dating comes with some idiotic and embarrassing circumstances where you feel like you've "lost." I'm only partly proud about the things I've learned about failed "love," or the feelings I've harbored on that strange love-lust spectrum.

Dealing With Relationships, Timing, and Rejection in the Music Business

Patrick Hess | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

When meandering the world of the music business for my son, relationships and timing is everything. No matter how talented an artist may be (or not be), it still revolves around relationships and whether the artist's particular flavor of music and/or image is what the market demands at the time.

From Rejection to Redemption

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

Still, what kind of life do we live when we are filled with bitter resentment and refuse to move forward and embrace new opportunities?

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

Jesus and the Cross: Rejection and Resurrection

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Jesus knows and understands rejection. Jesus exemplified rejection.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.

Success

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

From a rejection letter received the other day -- I am both honored and deeply flattered that you have chosen "X" Gallery to review your work for e...

Jenny Milchman Talks About Persistence and Tenacity

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Jenny's second novel, Ruin Falls, comes out in April, and she's already filling up the car.

5 Ways We Push Away Relationships (And What To Do About It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Is your primary intent in being in a relationship to get love, or is it to share your love with your beloved? If it's to get love -- due to your own self-abandonment -- then your challenge in attracting your beloved is to learn to love yourself and share your love.

Amanda L. Chan

This Is Why Rejection Hurts (And How To Cope)

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living

I've experienced it. You've experienced it. Even U2 has experienced it. Yet every time it happens, we're reminded again how not fun it is to be reject...

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...

YA Author Seth Fishman Talks About Rejection and the Road to Publication

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

He spends his days as a literary agent at The Gernert Company and his nights (and mornings) writing. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his wife. The Well's End is his first novel (that's not in a drawer).