Emotion, Rejection Issues, Writing, Writing Emotion

APD Part IV––Horrendous Miss J

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What do you do when your teacher wants to be popular with her students to the degree that she persecutes you? Just because she saw them do it. In my case, my parents had to get involved. Teachers should never side with a group of students to bully or persecute another student. Click to Tweet #amwriting #rejection #APD

From Wikipedia: “People with avoidant personality disorder often consider themselves to be socially inept or personally unappealing and avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed, humiliated, rejected, or disliked.” Continue reading “APD Part IV––Horrendous Miss J”

Emotion, Rejection Issues, Writing, Writing Emotion

APD Part III––Rusty Tin Can

Rejection page logoYou’ve heard the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” How I wish that were true. We say that to ourselves to try to protect our hearts from being hurt, but the truth is, negative and hurtful words wound. Click to Tweet #amwriting #rejection #APD

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Emotion, Encouragement, Inspirational, Rejection Issues

Intro to APD –– Part I

Rejection page logoI’m going to share about Avoidance Personality Disorder (APD). It goes by other names, like Root of Rejection, Rejection Syndrome, but the clinical name is Avoidance Personality Disorder. I’ve not been formally diagnosed by a professional, but I have a section about rejection issues on this website that provides the basic symptoms of rejection. Rejection is a lifelong struggle, but there are ways to cope. There is hope. Click to Tweet #amwriting #rejection #APD

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Emotion, Encouragement, Inspirational, Rejection Issues

Rejection Issues — Part I

Rejection page logoToday, I’m starting a series of posts expanding my understanding of rejection issues, how they affected me, and how I’m recovering from them. It is my hope you’ll be encouraged to examine yourself to see if any of these issues affect you. #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope Click to Tweet

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Emotion, Writing, Writing Emotion

Writing Emotional Pain—Part II

Sad girlI’m reposting this, (with some editing) because it’s been nearly a year. I really did try to not “bleed” on you, but I did, didn’t I? Well, here’s the update. Yes, “Meghan’s Choice” has been rejected nine times within about a year and a half (four publishers, three contests, and two agents). I’ve healed from all of the rejections, but it’s very disappointing. Rejection is disappointing and it hurts, but you can be healed from it like I am. Click to Tweet #amwriting #rejection #emotion

“Please reject.” The email was from a complete stranger. I almost didn’t open it because I thought it was junk mail.

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Rejection Issues–Healing Part II

Rejection page logoOn this website you can find the classic symptoms of rejection, or what is clinically known as Avoidant Personality Disorder. You can check those out here.

When I was growing up, I had all the classic symptoms, shy, uncomfortable in new situations where I didn’t know anyone, hard time making friends, etc. One side effect of APD I found in myself twenty years ago is what I call “info dump.”

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

For Those with Rejection Issues

tear of griefI’ve added a new tab on this website. About 13 years ago, I discovered I had “the root of rejection.” What is that, anyway? I’m going to be talking about rejection in all its forms in separate posts under that tab.

What I’ll do with the posts, is to put a link to the most recent page.

There are other names for the root of rejection. Rejection syndrome is another name for it. Wikipedia has a wonderful link about Avoidant Personality Disorder. Amazing, isn’t it?

Here’s that link. I had almost all of the symptoms. Had is the operative word. I’ll be sharing tidbits from my story and of others I’ve known. Why? To help you heal.

Here’s the link to the first post there. Welcome. This is a place of love, acceptance, and healing.