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Dire need for love and approval . . .

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 23 May 19 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.” 1,218 total views, 19 views today Originally posted 2017-08-10 23:12:37.

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I NEED love! (not!)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 6 May 19 in Albert Ellis, Dire need for love & approval |

People are often surprised that REBT considers “need” to be an irrational belief (IB) in-and-of-itself . . . except at the level of basic survival needs such as food and shelter, and I would speculate appropriate attachment between mother and infant. Click the link to watch a video about Harlow’s famous Money Experiment (may be […]

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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 why. […]

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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? 1,602 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-06-25 07:11:21.

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Acceptance is not love!

   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 2,845 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 07:39:44.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 24 Jan 19 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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I don’t give a shit!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Jan 19 in Dire need for love & approval |

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.   ~Lao Tzu                                                                       Not!   1,799 total views, no […]

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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. 2,695 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-08-15 02:19:55.

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