In the past, I was rejected a lot, platonically and romantically. I feel like I bring this rejection baggage to all my interactions with anyone. I go into things expecting to be hurt. Does anyone know if a good way to start over? Is there any way I can let go of the baggage of being rejected in the past and go into situations with the knowledge that despite what may have happened, I am good enough and worthy? I don't know how to let go of the past, and I just expect to be let down. To make it clear. I've had friends abandon me. I've had people I had crushes on ignore me. I had someone I was in love with leave me. I've had people I wanted to be friends with not want to be friends. A LOT. All the time. So I'm just carrying that around all the time, like a heavy weight. It makes me feel very bad about myself. So how can I either let go of this emotional baggage, or at least pretend I don't have it?