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Why feeling left out stings and ways to cope

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Why do I feel left out?

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We evolved

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Your brain processes it as pain

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We feel lonely

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Rejection is a natural human emotion

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It's bullying or toxic positivity

How to deal with being left out

You may not be able to stop yourself from feeling sour about being left out. When those moments of social exclusion find you, there are ways to avoid self-pity:
1. Validate and sit with your emotions
2. Give the benefit of the doubt
3. Reach out to someone else (not to vent!)
4. Shift your narrative
5. Fortify your self-confidence
6. Communicate with your person
7. Remind yourself stings are temporary sensations
8. Create new friendships

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