Sometimes it happens that you want to date someone but they don’t feel the same way about you. Maybe you ask them if they want to hang out and they say no. You might feel disappointed, sad, frustrated, or angry. In this video, people discuss times they were rejected, how it felt, and what they did to deal with those feelings.
Everyone experiences rejection. People with cognitive disabilities likely experience it more than most. They get turned down for dates. Staff who they are close to move on to other jobs. It can feel terrible. Hearing others’ stories of rejection, and recovery from rejection, can bring hope and build resilience.