I could either stay on the defensive, take no risks and just tire myself out… The more you fear rejection, the harder you’re making dating on yourself. In fact, for many people it happened when they were young, usually in school and frequently in front of an audience.
If you want more romantic, social success, you have to learn how to get over your fear of rejection. You opened your tender heart to somebody and you got shot down in flames.
Kelly's terror of rejection also extended beyond her relationship.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is the third-most-common psychological disorder, affecting 15 million men and women in the US.
As much as I’d told people that I was learning it for the self-discipline and the focus it taught me, just between you, me and the everyone else reading this: I wanted to be Billy Bad-Ass.
I had the same fantasies of being Terry Bogard or Van Damme or Jeff Speakman that every other would-be ninja warrior had.
Remember feeling rejected and hopeless when your boyfriend or girlfriend broke up with you?
Most if not all of us have had these or other similar types of experiences from time to time during our lives.