Rejection can be defined as the act of pushing someone or something away. One may experience rejection from one’s family of origin, a friend, or a romantic partner, and the resulting emotions can often be painful.
Rejection can be experienced on a large scale or in small ways in everyday life. While rejection is typically a part of life, some types of rejection may be more difficult to cope with than others. A therapist at Affordable Counseling in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl may be able to help an individual work through and cope with rejection and the distress that can result.
Rejection can occur in a variety of circumstances. Typically, rejection describes an instance of a person or entity pushing something or someone away or out. Rejection can also result from life events not involving relationships, such as being turned down for a desired position at work or receiving a rejection letter from a college. While any rejection can be painful, some instances of rejection may be more impactful than others. Because most humans desire social contact, and many people crave acceptance from society, being rejected can incite negative feelings and emotions.
While rejection can hurt, it’s never healthy to take the pain of rejection out on another person through emotional abuse or physical violence.
A compassionate therapist at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can help individuals who feel rejected learn to deal with perceived or real rejection and build social skills that may help them connect more easily with others.