How Not to Handle Rejection

Enjoy this short excerpt from our series of Side by Side modules on Relationships, Dating, and Intimacy written by Dave Hingsburger. There is no “best way” to deal with rejection, but there are a lot of bad ways. The module goes on to explain how to handle rejection in the right way and how it’s okay to be hurt and embarrassed by rejection as long as you conduct yourself well.

Side by Side modules allow people who receive support and people who provide support to use the time they spend together, to learn together.

Dave Hingsburger has worked for over 35 years in the field of sexuality and intellectual disabilities. Dave has worked in a variety of positions during that time, but has always worked directly with people with disabilities in some capacity. At present, he is the Director of Clinical and Educational Supports at Vita Community Living Services in Toronto.

Dave Hingsburger has written many books and journal articles, and writes an award winning disability blog. Dave lectures at the national and international level on a broad range of intellectual disability related topics. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame.

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