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How to deal with rejection

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By TedEd

Dig into the psychology of why rejection causes us pain, and explore strategies to cope with this common experience.

Rejection hurts. It’s incredibly painful to feel like you’re not wanted — and we do mean painful. Researchers found that we relate rejection to being “hurt,” using terms like “crushed” or “broken-hearted.”

So, why does rejection trigger such a strong response, and is there any way to cope with this unique kind of pain? Explore common strategies to help you process this emotional experience.

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