One of the things that’s particularly difficult to handle in life is rejection, more so while dating. Some people even avoid the process of dating so that they don’t have to cope with any potential ‘rejections’. I’m going to be honest with you here – yes dating does involve some amount of rejection but its not the end of the world if someone who you are not yet in a relationship with decides to part ways, infact it’s not even a rejection in the real sense. Just like you have rejected people, you have got to be prepared for a scenario where someone may not be interested to pursue things with you. I keep hearing the same things from people, and to be honest i have felt these things too at some point in the past, things like..
“But we had a good time, why did he reject me? What is wrong with me?” Okay since when is someone deciding to not pursue things with you for whatever reasons an indication of your worth as a woman, or even as a human being. You are you, no matter who you are with or not. If they din’t want to take things further, that is their call, leave it be. They took a decision based on their perceptions and expectations, you are not responsible for that and it certainly has nothing to do with you. I know from experience that people often have their own personal agendas and thought processes going on in the background, you have no way of knowing that. So the best thing you can do is not to take things personally, as hard as it may be and move on.
“What did i do to make him disappear like that? I am so upset!” Him disappearing on you has nothing to do with you, it’s more about his own insecurities and cowardliness. You’ve really gotta ask yourself, if a guy lacks the common decency to end things properly, how can he be expected to make a good partner? He disappeared because he can’t face up to you and doesn’t want conflict, in other words he’s a coward. People like this can’t be relied upon in the long run, and you should thank your stars he disappeared at the time that he did.
“He was a great catch! I don’t know if i’ll meet someone like him again” Let me tell you this, if you are the kind that derives their sense of worth from the person they’re with, you can be sure you will never feel contended in life, even if you end up with that person. How you feel is directly tied to your self esteem, and when you feel great about yourself, you automatically attract the right kind of people. Sure, they’re great if being great is about how much you earn, how you look, how well you dance etc, but you and i know what the real deal is. If it din’t work out, it’s alright! As long as your values are in the right place, you will eventually meet the right person, believe in yourself and stay positive.
“He said no, and i’m finding it really hard to get over it.. maybe i should just text or call him to give it one last chance(yet again)” They’ve made it clear that it’s not working for them for whatever reason, and they would like to move on. This is where your self esteem comes into play. If you are the type that will resort to chasing someone, let me warn you that it will be at best embarrassing and at worst, a totally humiliating experience. You calling or texting them is not going to change their mind, and even if they agree to come back, would you ever feel secure being with someone you had to convince to give you a chance? Do you really deserve it? Do yourself a favor and just let it go.
“I get so many expressions of interest on my dating profile, yet i’m still single, what does that say about me?” Stop wasting time by focusing so much on rejection and instead focus on getting to where you want to be. Maybe its time to go out on more dates, and spend less time online. Understand that there is a huge difference between wanting the right relationship and actually making the effort to be in one.
“He’s moved on and seeing someone else, while i’m still hurting, was i really that easy to forget? Its just not fair!” So things din’t work out, they’re free to date anyone they like and more importantly you’re free to get on with your life too! You can’t do that as long as you keep wondering about the relationship that never was, checking their facebook/dating profile, trying to see what they’re upto.. you get the point. He’s not obligated to time his moving on with yours, and yes some people do jump into new relationships to avoid their feelings, that may well be the case. So don’t use the outward ‘image’ they give out to feel like crap, instead just focus on your own life. It helps to lose the ego, and understand why things din’t work and if there’s something you can work on or avoid in the future.
Stop all this rejection talk in your head and replace it with positive action. The more you feed into negativity, the more you will feel like it’s reality. Often times we are rejecting ourselves in the process. Look at it as an experience from which you can learn and apply as you go along. The fact is that dating someone is not a relationship guarantee, it can go either way. Just because a date din’t work out doesnt make you a failure. Its what you feel about you which matters in the end. This is why it is important to hold on to your self esteem, and not make every single thing about yourself. It is what will ultimately help you land into a relationship that’s right for you.