So, you’ve been rejected. Maybe someone turned you down, maybe you got dumped, maybe your partner asked for “space”. How do you win them back? Don’t.
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Since the journalism industry gets upended once a month or so, I consider myself an expert in business relationships — namely, what to do when you lose your primary career, your side-gig, your lucrative project, or even your relationship with a person who has been your lifeline to a particular industry or company.
The nuances of managing relationships on social media can give anyone a headache. And while I hate invoking the KonMari phrase, you shouldn’t have to put up with things (or people) that don’t spark joy in your digital gathering grounds.
We’ve given you lots of tips on how to purge your online life of stupid, irritating people ... but what if you’re the one causing others grief?
Successful people don’t learn to avoid rejection, but to deal with it, learn from it, and even turn it into a new opportunity. We talked to some of our favourite successful people — past guests from Lifehacker’s How I Work column — about how they deal with rejection on the job.
Late one night last year, I was sitting in my apartment doing some work when my phone rang. It was my close friend, *Alex. Alex was dating another one of my good friends, Sonia, and she had brought him up to Michigan to meet her family. I assumed they were together and wanted to say hi, but I was immersed in what I was doing and ignored the call.
I’ve gotten very good at saying no to second dates, largely because I go on so many first dates. There are times when we both acknowledge there’s no spark and go our separate ways; there are times when they reject me; and statistically, there are a fair number of people who want to take a second run at it even though we have literally zero chemistry.
Watching our kids get rejected, especially by their own peers, is among the most heart-wrenching parts of parenthood. We obviously can’t protect them from rejection: Not only is it going to happen, it’ll be something they’ll experience to some degree their entire lives. But we can still support them in ways that both help them through the hurt in the moment and teach them how to build up their resiliency.