On Rejection (And Self-Worth)

This morning I was watching Corner Gas, which, for those of you who don’t know, is a popular Canadian sitcom. In this episode, Lacy was experiencing some inner turmoil after her and Brent “had a moment” – she wanted to make sure he understood that she didn’t want to take things to the next level, that she didn’t feel that way about him and wanted to continue being ‘just friends’. When Lacy got up the courage to discuss this with Brent, he interjected before she had a chance to say what was on her mind and explained that he didn’t like her in that way, and was hoping they could put the incident behind them. Lacy agreed hesitantly, and walked away. Immediately after that, a distressed Lacy started asking people why they thought Brent didn’t like her – in short, she began second-guessing herself, she began questioning her self-worth. Even…

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