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26 Jan 2004

How to handle rejection
Doctor could you please tell me how to handle rejection which occured over many years. I have come to the conclusion that it must have something to do with the fact that I'm so hurt, serious and do not want to smile anymore. I use to pretend that it does not affect me and just went on smiling and being lighthearted. I never got rid of the real emotions and feeling of hurt inside me. Now I'm in my fifties and feel so hurt and angry and I would like you to tell me how to get rid of those feelings so that I can get on with my life. The rejection has to do with family and the workplace (being fired a couple of time). Could you please give me some advice where to start.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear wtsa,
Here again is where Counselling is most useful. In the earliest stages of reacting badly to rejection ( or to perceived rejection ) one can often sort it out oneself ; but after so many years of falling into the habit of handling it in an unhelpful manner, it usually needs the leverage of an expert counsellor, to ensure that the proces is productive.
And Cleo --- please reveal to us all which oanization you are recommending
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