It is human nature to want to belong. Our very existence has always involved another. We recognize that creation requires connection, and that our expected end involves separation. We crave community, we seek solidarity and we enjoy moments of connectedness that remind us we are not alone. It is therefore no surprise that one of our greatest fears can be rejection.
Rejection is the moment we anticipated an embrace, and instead was met with a denial. It can leave us disoriented, isolated and quite frankly – deeply hurt. At some point, we have all tried to avoid it, because on some level we have all experienced it.