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How People Can Overcome Their Fear of Rejection #2

October 3, 2012 | Comment

This is part two of an article that features the confession of a man who overcame his fear of rejection. I hope that it will be helpful to anyone who has ever struggled with this problem:

Very often, I did not speak my thoughts very clearly, because I was afraid. Sometimes I did not share my opinion about something and this lead to even more problems. From my personal experience, I can say that one of the symptoms of fear of rejection is that people are afraid to speak their mind. Often they might be afraid to have a serious discussion with their spouse thinking that they might say something wrong and they will not be wanted anymore. Often when I was spending time with her, my stomach felt queasy. This is what happened to me and that is why I want to share my story so that other people will know what to do in such circumstances.

Let me tell you how I eventually overcame fear of rejection. I think that many people who struggle with fear of rejection eventually might reach a stage when they will be fully aware of their problem. Realizing that I even had this problem was already a milestone in my case. Because I realized that I had this problem I started thinking more and more how it is affecting my life. The truth is that I was not able to function as a normal person, because even though I loved my wife, whenever I was near her I was getting stressed as I was afraid what will happen.

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