Understanding And Recovering From Rejection

By

Understanding And Recovering From Rejection
Rejection hurts, but it’s impossible to avoid. Here's what it can teach us.

In one of my last articles, I talked about how I was rejected by a Pastor, and I said that rejection in any form can be a good thing. And it can! We just have to learn how to understand, accept and learn from it.

I will be the first to tell you that rejection hurts, but I will also say that it’s impossible to avoid, especially in the dating world. It is an important part of life that teaches us many things. I always try to look at rejection as an opportunity for self-improvement and a potential opportunity for emotional strengthening.

 

Below I have listed a little bit of advice when it comes to rejection.

Take Control of your Feelings

Coping with rejection starts with just one thing: honesty. Honesty about your self-worth, honesty with your feelings, and honesty about the situation.

  1. Make a list of the things that you know to be true about you: List your good qualities, positive characteristics, and list what you really want out of life.
  2. Answer the question, “Why did it happen?” When you give yourself the answer, stick to the facts. Look back at the situation and think about what, in the future, you would like to change about your interaction?
  3. Stay positive! Don’t allow yourself to regret, second guess, or be hard on yourself. You can’t change the past, but you can change the future. Don’t put yourself down—this only will cut out hope and the belief we have in ourselves. We need both hope and belief in ourselves to move forward and take another risk.
  4. Assess the situation maturely. Remember, it’s not the end of the world. Keep everything in a rational perspective and stay positive.
  5. Give yourself credit for trying. If you do try again, remind yourself of the chance that you may possibly get rejected again, but don’t allow that to hinder your hope or confidence.
  6. Talk about your rejection with someone who is going to listen and be supportive. It’s reassuring to know that someone understands and it forces you to put your feelings into words. Acknowledging your feelings help you to move beyond painful emotions and make steps into recovery.ualities, positive characteristics, and list what you really want out of life.

Read more of Anonymously Dating in Dallas's rejection insight and advice here. And, be sure to read more at Singles Warehouse, too. 

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Singles Warehouse

Author

The HOTTEST Singles Online Dating Site in the UK and USA. Free to sign up and browse the gorgeous variety of singles interested in meeting YOU, too.

Singles Warehouse is also home to some of the most honest, provocative, and insightful dating/relationship/sex writers in the world...and their a sexy little bunch, too! Check out the SWEXPERTS blog for the latest and greatest.

Twitter: @SingleWarehouse and @SWEXPERTS

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/singleswarehouse

Being single can be fun, but a little company never hurt, too. So, join today, engage with our writers, and be sure to follow us online.

Location: London, LND, United Kingdom
Credentials: Other
Specialties: Dating/Being Single Support
Other Articles/News by Singles Warehouse:

5 Tips To Get Rid Of Your Annoying Ex FOREVER

By

We've all been there at least once in our dating lives—you breakup for whatever reason and move on, but the ex just can't seem to let go. It's tough, really, but what are you supposed to do with an ex who can't say goodbye? 1. Stop All Contact Get your ex to move on. As much as you might try to put the ex into the friend zone, ... Read more

19 Effective Ways To Boost Your Online Dating Experience

By

We all know how tough online dating is. At Singles Warehouse we want to try and make it a little easier for you. Here are 19 effective ways to boost your online dating experience, and a bonus for you to try it out: Make sure you've uploaded a profile picture and get it approved on the site ASAP. Profiles with pictures attract up to ten times the ... Read more

Tinder: Is It Time To Move On?

By

I used to host speed dating events. On any given night, forty to fifty people would show up hoping to meet someone amazing within the span of a four-minute date. It was kind of a strange idea at first— meeting twenty guys in one evening to see if anyone had potential. But it was efficient. I sifted through more and more guys each week who ... Read more

See More

 
Latest Expert Videos
ASK YOURTANGO MORE QUESTIONS
Must-see Videos
SEE MORE VIDEOS
Most Popular