It is because rejection comes in many forms and guises that it is not always easy to make the rejection connection. But the rejection I’m talking about, isn’t for example, being rejected from a job or a college application. It goes far deeper than that. Being rejected, means you’re being palmed off for someone else to look after you.
When a parent rejects a child, it’s usually a sibling that’s given the job. But like a knife it can cut into you, the longer it continues, the deeper the wound becomes, the more mentally and emotionally affected you become. Rejection is usually something that starts in childhood.
Each experience we have is stored in the psyche, as a memory. The more rejection you deal with the more the psyche is affected, the less you will cope. But no matter the circumstance, it is important to take back control.
Rejection can be subtle, it’s certainly not always obvious. It’s not something we relate to in that way, because with family we assume they have our back. Instead you may get on with life and not think about the fact that you’ve been dealing with rejection.