Why rejection hurts so much and what to do about it
Rejection is painful: emotionally and physically. Research shows evidence that pain centers light up when people are asked to recall a recent rejection. This article discusses the evolutionary origins of the pain of rejection and summarizes coping strategies including eliminating self-criticism, enhancing feelings of self-worth, and fostering social connectedness. Following Guy Winch’s advice can lessen the blow of a rejection and help you bounce back faster.