But either way, we have a moral responsibility of dealing with it better. 4) Becoming a disgruntled “rejectee” makes you one step closer to a stalker. 5) Getting upset at her isn’t exactly going to change her mind. You’re also screwing it up for all the boys and young men out there in your life who are watching you, observing you are learning from your behavior when you get rebuffed by a woman. If we can’t handle when a woman says she’s not interested, how will be handle it when an employer says the same thing? When we get injured and can no longer run the marathon we’ve trained months for?
And if you do want to change her mind, start by showing you respect her decisions. You letting yourself getting too wounded by her disapproval means you could be on your way to some ridiculous pattern of over-reacting, and at its worst, possibly physical abuse. So not only will she miss out on possible romance, but so will your fellow men whom she’s too gun shy now to even consider. Any life spent chasing goals is going to run into some resistance–romantic pursuits aside.
I’m going to make her pay,” it’s time we all got the fuck over ourselves, and help our fellow men understand that part of being a man is accepting what we can’t change. Even learned swing-dancing last fall so you could charm her on the dance floor. ) But, hey, for whatever, in the end, she opted out. She said, “No thanks.” and maybe never even gave you a reason (which she has no obligation to offer). Unfortunately, that’s the romantic casino you chose to roll the dice in. ” We need to earn our place in their lives through love and respect, not intimidation. We just need to accept the things we can’t change, yet have the courage to change the ones we can.
So before the next one of us says, “It’s not fair, I don’t deserve this rejection. Opened the doors for her, had great conversation and maybe bought her dinner. What you can’t do is make it your life’s mission to “get even” with her. And being a man isn’t about not feeling hurt: sure, you can feel hurt, bummed out, whatever. We can knock on the door, but it’s up to them who they allow into their world. Maybe he is the kind of charming, considerate, affectionate man I’ve been looking for after all! Making our romantic dreams come to fruition isn’t so different from doing so with any other goal. But it doesn’t mean some other wonderful result isn’t still possible for us.
There are too many Elliot Rodger types in our midst, so incapable of dealing with rejection that their skewed perspective leads to needless tragedy – on a small or large scale. But you shouldn’t try to make sure she’s hurting, too, by lashing out emotionally (and certainly not physically). We have no more right to a woman’s time & affection that we do to Harvard granting us unconditional admission. Do you think she’s going to hear you call her a stuck-up bitch and say, “Oh, maybe I was wrong about him. How we handle rejection in our romantic lives is a good barometer of how well we’ll adapt when our personal or professional goals meet resistance, too.
Because let’s face it: male rage is a very real problem for women in today’s world. And while the burden of initiation still appears to rest mostly on the shoulders of men, that burden doesn’t entitle us to expect compliance for putting our necks out there. A strong man doesn’t fly into a rage when things don’t go as planned. If she already was leaning away from you, you’re not exactly making her change her impression of you by freaking out and getting angry. Or when we fall prey to layoffs during a bad economy and find ourselves unexpectedly unemployed?
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