Fear of rejection is what keeps most single people locked away in their apartments binge-watching Game of Thrones (just kidding – everyone does that). And I get it, rejection feels shitty. We are hard-wired to seek approval from others and we physiologically and neurologically react to signs that someone is interested in us. We feel giddy when someone flirts, and get a rush when we kiss someone for the first time. We crave attention, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Until it is.
So many of my clients, when they first reach out to me, have sworn off dating (especially online dating) after one or two bad experiences where they feel rejection. They put themselves out there and got a whole bunch of nothing back. I know how terrible that can feel. For about 10 minutes. Then you forget about it, move on and will hardly remember it the next day.… Read the rest