When coping with rejection, people vary in their resilience. But we can all learn to manage ourselves to be aware of our feelings, to be honest but discreet, and to move on if need be.
Do you sometimes exhaust yourself caring for others? If so, is there scope to replace your ‘constant care’ with a ‘cycle of care’, checking in periodically, and allowing the other independence?
What are you seeking, consciously or unconsciously, from a relationship with a significant other? In relation to your partner, are you skilful enough to balance your sometimes differing needs?
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.
There are several types of growing relationship, each with its own dynamic. Do you have a good balance?
Being tolerant is a two-stage process. We need to learn to endure others’ behaviour; but we also need to learn to manage our own response.