Whether you were passed over for a promotion, or you were stood up at the altar, take a moment to let the emotions sink in.
Humans are very social creatures, so it’s within our nature to crave the acceptance of others. It’s a fact of life that rejection
Humans are very social creatures, so it’s within our nature to crave the acceptance of others. It’s a fact of life that rejection
Every shop you step into is cashing in on the upcoming Mothering Sunday; cards, candles, cushions you name it they have put Mum, Nan, or Step Mum on it. My eyes glaze over the displays of teddies and trinkets with 'World's Best Mum', on them.
Why does rejection from a stranger hurt so much? Even the mere idea of a stranger's rejection is enough to put off the most brazen of us.
Whether you had your heart set on a job, on a person or on a pair of Glastonbury tickets, realising that your best simply wasn't good enough is a difficult truth to face up to. So, how do you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on that grumpy pony in one smooth, seamless action?
Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.
This rant, and this will be a rant (or a whinge depending on your opinion) is on behalf of myself, of you, of the young, of the creative, of the hopeful, of the determined, of the failures - Primarily aimed at those reaching out for help, for a hand, for an opportunity - but those reaching out, and receiving nothing in return.
At the end, no one wants to get hurt again. Or no one wants to invest their time in romancing and find that only a few months down the line 'not to be chosen'. Rejection hurts. Bad relationships hurt as well.
Humans are social animals. We thrive when we feel understood and accepted. Our mental and physical health levels sink when we are lonely or fear rejection. So if we feel threatened by rejection, we do our best to avoid it.
Tinder is so 'hot right now' (unlike that phrase, unless you're Paris Hilton- the shame). Everyone is doing it and no one seems to be slowing down. The web is littered with people's opinions on the app, from where's best to do it, to how to get the best out of it. I can only hope this is just as useful.
Without even thinking about how we are approaching life we often take the route that keeps us feeling secure and protected. Many people just keep things the way they are because they are familiar. Our brains like familiar - familiar feels safe.
I knew that the only reason I was thinking about her is that I'd been canned. If I'd decided to stop seeing her, she could be having a fivesome with The Wiggles and I'd be blithely indifferent.
When you're online dating, a lot of dates happen when they really shouldn't... Because you are so adorable, desirable and amazing, lots of people will want to date you, but you can't be into all of them. So you should be clear from the off about what you do and don't want in your online dating profile.
My seemingly from nowhere attachment issues came out recently, horribly, when two decorators came to convert my bathroom into a shower room. No it didn't happen in B&Q, although I have cried in there a few times before.
One of the scariest things about graduating from university is the lack of structure and financial security awaiting the ex-student. So why on earth did I say "thanks, but no thanks" to the final round of a graduate scheme?
Rejection is something we all have to go through and it doesn't ever get any easier. Rejection is not a nice feeling; just picture those X-Factor hopefuls who turn up dressed a bit like a holiday camp magician and sing like an adenoidal cat mewling through an inner tube.
It's a story as old as time: boy meets girl, girl turns down boy, boy keeps on trying, girl eventually pushes boy to the
Some fourteen years ago now, the fellow had marched across a crowded airport departure hall in order to deliver his crushing verdict.
I was sitting outside a posh restaurant at the harbour front waiting for my date. It had been on my mind all day and to try