Coping with rejection is difficult for most people, but it can be especially painful for those of us who have depression. We tend to internalize things so rejection often leaves us feeling as if we’ve done something wrong or plagues us with incessant negative thoughts. So, how can we accept the experience and begin coping with rejection in a healthier way?
POSITIVE WAYS FOR COPING WITH REJECTION WHEN YOU’RE DEPRESSED
1.Realize that what we see as rejection might not truly be rejection at all. Some people are in our lives for a season only. When that season ends, the friendship may also end, or at least change. Focus on the good times you both had; if you believe the friendship can still continue, have an open and honest discussion with your friend. If things don’t go the way you’d like and you feel rejected, quiet those negative voices with the reality that no one (including yourself) is at fault for this change in the friendship and that you made some wonderful memories together.