7 Tips for Overcoming a Fear of Rejection when Dating

Dr. Susan Edelman
5 min readMay 6, 2023

Human beings are built for connection. Our brains need consistent bonding and nurturing. Studies have shown that babies and children don’t thrive without contact and touch. So it’s no wonder that rejection can be a miserable experience.

Rejection appears to activate the same areas of the brain that are associated with physical pain. It may be experienced as painful because…

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Dr. Susan Edelman

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