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I need you too much already, lah! :o{

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 4 Dec 18 in Demanding, Dire need for love & approval, Needs vs. Preferences, Uncategorized |

I need you too much already, lah!  Well, that is they way we might say it in Thailand or other Southeast Asian countries.  But in spite of the charming local syntax, I reckon that the irrational belief that drives this sentiment is very nearly universal.  Taken to the the extreme, and combined in a cocktail of other […]

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  This from an old friend from the REBT-CBT-FORUM@yahoogroups.com whom we have not heard from for a long time.  This person has been struggling with anxiety and although works diligently applying REBT-CBT techniques, does not appear to be getting much traction. Although I am not psychic, I think I may have an idea as to […]

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Acceptance is not love!

  Your Opinion Matters "Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human." ~Albert Ellis  This is one of the premises of REBT-CBT that often confuses and pisses off people.  It is closely related to the irrational belief / […]

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Dire need for love and approval . . .

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Dire need for love & approval, Guest Author |

It is always a privilege to hear from Dr. Gunars Neiders. Here is his response from the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup to a member struggling with what Dr. Ellis coined as a “Dire need for love and approval.” 952 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-08-10 23:12:37.

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to . . .

  Lesley Gore It’s My Party (1965) REBT Mates! We have been having an lively discussion about  and adult  who behaves with emotional immaturity such as avoiding attending a party for fear of seeing a rival there as a teenager might. 2,500 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-08-15 02:19:55.

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Political Correct vs. Free Speech?

Political Correct vs. Free Speech? What on Earth could REBT have to say about “political correctness” vs. free speech? 1,353 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-06-25 07:11:21.

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I don’t give a shit!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 5 Sep 18 in Dire need for love & approval |

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.                                                                        ~Lao Tzu Not! 1,476 total views, 1 views today […]

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