Not every client you land is going to be a long-term relationship.

While there will definitely be clients that you develop a fruitful and positive relationship with that will last years, sometimes it’s just not meant to be.

Some freelancers may take it very hard when they’re dumped by a client while others tend to shrug it off.

However you choose to deal with it, one thing that you definitely want to do when a client dumps you is be grateful.

3. Be gracious

In the vast majority of cases, there is absolutely nothing to be gained in being     fractious or resentful. Often, the decision had nothing to do with you – and     acting like a pill will only breed trouble.

Be gracious; be understanding, reasonable, and thankful. It’s BOTH good karma and good business.

Most experienced freelancers can point to clients who after “dumping” them, eventually rehired them.

Being gracious doesn’t cost you much, and bridge-burning is a fleeting pleasure; take the side of the angels, and opt towards pleasantness.”

Read the full article at Freelancers Union.