Dating and dealing with rejection
When your mindset is already negative due to mental illness, it’s easy to think that one rejection means that no one will ever be with you.What it usually means, though, is that you aren’t compatible with one person.All in all, you seem rather compatible and you want to take things to the next step. Sometimes one of the biggest things that can get in your way when it comes to fear of rejection is you.How many times have you thought that “well this person won’t want me because no one does”? This mindset is rather common, especially if you are struggling with self-esteem issues.One thing that can really get you in a bad place when you are trying to psych yourself up to ask someone out is thinking about past rejections that you’ve had.It’s very easy to slip into the mindset that this person will reject you because the last person did.If you stray from it, you are likely to have a harder time with the rejection and with daily life.
The opinions that someone in your past held aren’t necessarily the opinions that someone new holds.From here, you can access resources such as medications or therapies to get your symptoms under control so you can start to feel better and handle daily life better.When it comes to rejection specifically, it’s important to continue your treatment course.To get over this fear, trying being vulnerable in baby steps.You don’t have to start with a declaration that your attracted to them right off the bat.