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What are you doing to cope with the symptoms of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria? Can you offer any suggestions or coping skills? Thank you

    • JovialManty


      I did CBT for a long time for generalized anxiety and the skills I learned there help with this as well. Things like reframing thoughts, naming my cognitive distortions, and such. It's especially useful for me to think through the likelihood of the conclusion I'm imagining. Like the reaaaaaaal and true likelihood. For example, common lies I want to tell myself is I'm stupid and lazy. Thus, my rejection sensitivity often goes to these areas too. This person heard me say a word wrong and corrected me. They think I'm stupid now and they no longer respect me or have interest in being around me. I stop and challenge the thought. Do they think I'm stupid? What evidence do I have of that? What evidence do I have that they think I'm smart? I go through the evidence that my SO loves me many, many times on any given day. I talk myself through not adding normal events to the "evidence" that he does not (disagreeing or arguing is normal between people who love each other for example) Going through it doesn't mean I won't have to again, but it does became easier and quicker for me to pull up and go through my, "no that's not accurate because..." list

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Some coping methods for Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria include: 1) Communicating your feelings with someone you trust and asking for specific reassurance, 2) Taking deep breaths and listing three to five compliments that the person has given you to remind yourself of their positive thoughts about you, 3) Writing down your thoughts and changing them to more positive ones, 4) Practicing good communication with friends and family about your RSD, and 5) Seeking reassurance from close friends when feeling insecure. Working with a therapist can also be helpful in managing RSD symptoms.

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Anxiety (Including GAD)