VO5 Summer of Love Series: Coping with rejection
This week, the VO5 series covers the theme ‘relationships’ and today I wanted to explore the idea of dealing with rejection.
I think this is something everyone has come in to contact with at some point in their life, whether you have been the rejector or the rejectee (or both). Rejection can be a very difficult and painful situation to have to deal with so knowing how to cope with it could prove very helpful.
The VO5 article, ‘Coping with rejection’, discusses a number of useful tips you could consider when/ if you ever have to cope with rejection. If you’re the rejectee they suggest that talking it through with a friend can help process what has happened. On the other hand, if you’re the rejector, it’s recommend that you’re sensitive to how the other person is feeling but also be clear and firm with what you are saying. It’s better for the both of you in the long run, even if they do take it personally to begin with.
Would be great to hear your thoughts on this! Does anyone have any advise/ tips or experiences on how you would deal with rejection, whether you’re the one being rejected or the one doing the rejecting.