Rejection is painful. There’s no other way about it. And most of us face it on a daily basis, whether it’s that job you didn’t get or a partner that broke up with you.
Whether the rejection is large or small, it still hurts, and it’s often more painful than we expect.
Psychologist Guy Winch is the author of the book ‘Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,’ which outlines why we feel so bad when we’re rejected and what we can do about it. He shared some of his ideas in a recent blog post for TED.