How to deal with romantic rejection

It’s a difficult thing for anybody to deal with rejection, whether it be romantic or otherwise.

But somehow, matters of the heart cut deeper.

Here are some ways you can emerge from the rejection and hurt intact and ready to take on the world all over again.

1. Everything happens for a reason
If that person you love doesn’t love you, then it was never meant to be in the first place and there is a greater plan in store for you.

2. Talk about it
Talking about it will help, after all, a problem shared is a problem halved! Your best friend will always make you feel better and be a shoulder to cry on. She will also tell you awful he was anyway and that you’re better off! Even if it isn’t true.

3. It isn’t you
You might not be able to see it now but there may be a reason this person simply can’t be with you. Don’t assume it is you or the way you are.

4. Use the experience to grow
Everything is a learning curve, even when it hurts. Use the rejection to learn more about yourself; how you deal with things and how you would like or change the way you deal with things in the future.

5. Don’t allow yourself to be down for too long
Of course initial rejection is going to hurt for a while but you can’t allow yourself to wallow in questions of what if. Be strong and arise from the situation with confidence, a new outlook and hope for what might happen in the future.