Dating is the means to achieving what you ultimately want: to be loved and valued by someone you also love and value.
Unfortunately, along the way to meeting this special person, there is enormous potential for rejection, making dating a vulnerable process.
To put the odds in your favor of finding Mr. or Mrs. Right, ideally you will date a lot and keep an open mind about potential matches. It also means that you will have to take necessary emotional risks and learn how to handle rejection without giving up on love.
Although rejection is a part of everyday life, it can be the most distressing when it comes from a crush or someone who interests you. The feeling of rejection is often accompanied by humiliation, shame, embarrassment, sadness and discomfort. It is completely understandable that being rejected makes dating and meeting new people feel frightening.
So how can you develop effective strategies to handle rejection (and not take it too personally) while not giving up on love?
To read more about how to handle rejection in the dating and relationship world and keep a positive mindset during the ups and downs of dating, click here to access my full article on Digital Romance Inc.’s website.
Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC
Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.