Losing Gracefully

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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There may be a time in your life where you lose a game or even lose a love interest to one of your friends. Losing isn't something that most people like to deal with, and it can be hard to lose and still be decent to the person that won. However, most people don't like to feel upset about losing, so is there a way to feel better about the situation? Is there a way to lose gracefully? Though the answers to these questions might be different for everyone, here are some suggestions.

1. Understand that everyone should have a chance at being a winner.

Every person should have a time in his or her life where he or she is the winner. Now, this may be a difficult concept to grasp if you lost a love interest to a friend. However, try to put yourself in that person's shows and look at his or her life. If he or she has dealt with a hardship, this might be what he or she needed to move on.

2. Know that you still have other chances to win.

Though you may not have won this time, that doesn't mean that you won't have a chance to win again. Have faith that you will get another chance to be the winner. Maybe, you weren't meant to win this time. Maybe, there is someone or something else out there for you.

3. Be respectful.

Though this situation might mean a lot to you right now, it may not mean anything to you in the future, so try to be respectful and bow out gracefully.

It can be difficult to lose, especially if the stakes are high. Nevertheless, it might be better to bow out gracefully and try again than to create more issues by being a sore loser.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

Omaha, NE

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