Being in an unhealthy or abusive relationship is already a difficult situation. Alcohol and drug abuse only make matters worse.
Today's post was written by Alexis O., a member of the National Youth Advisory Board. To learn more about the NYAB, click here.
When I was growing up, I watched my mother fall in and out of love with men who were nothing but bad for her. There was never a day when my mother and her man of the week weren’t at each others throats, and I watched, day after day as he verbally and physically abused her. Later in the day she would go crawling back, because she thought no one else would want her - a thought put in her head by the same person who had earlier called her a “stupid slut.” I always knew somewhere deep down that their behavior was abnormal, and I swore to myself to never end up like my mother had.
Have you ever been rejected by someone you really liked? Maybe you tried to talk to someone you had a crush on, and they totally ignored you. Maybe you asked out that cutie from chemistry, and they said no. You probably felt disappointed, embarrassed, sad, upset, or maybe a little angry.
We get it - rejection’s not fun, so how do you deal with it?
First of all, understand that rejection is a part of life