If you are spurned by the object of your affection, do not retire hurt. Hemchhaya De shows you how to survive rejection by persisting against all odds
Hearing the word “no” can break your heart, when the object of your affection turns you down. Besides unrequited love where you find yourself inexorably drawn to someone who doesn’t feel the same way, breakups can sometimes be the cruelest form of rejection; you are not just rejected, but something precious you had gets snatched away. So, what do you do? Whine and wish for the end of the world? Hell, no! Cry your heart out, but, at the end of the day, accept a fact of life—rejections are part of our existence.
As celebrated British author JK Rowling, whose manuscripts were rejected by at least a dozen publishers before the Harry Potter books turned her into a literary sensation, once put it, “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
So, if you have been rejected in love, it doesn’t mean that you have failed beyond redemption. Instead, fight the knockbacks and keep this survival guide handy.
IT’S OKAY TO FEAR REJECTION
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