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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 13 Oct 17 in Demanding, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

Hi REBT-mates! Do you believe that when you want something, you absolutely MUST have it . . . and that it is terrible when you don’t get what you must have? Or do you believe that while it is highly preferable to get what you want, there is not reason why you absolutely MUST have […]

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 Oct 17 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

  HOMEWORK OK, we know that REBT emphasizes various types of demands, including but not limited to, shoulds, oughts and musts, as well as a number of what I refer to as  disguised shoulds typically insincere  “Why?” questions. 201 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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Guest Author, Michael R. Edelstein : Beat Your Smoking Addiction

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 8 Oct 17 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, musterbation |

Beat Your Smoking Addiction   By Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, Author “Three Minute Therapy” Three Minute Refutations (TMR) involve a powerful exercise for changing your addictive thinking. 4,225 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-07-31 00:00:19.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Oct 17 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

Wed 11 Mar 2015, 7:36 pm Perhaps there are such people as “pure philosophers” who placidly think about the “meaning of life” as a kind of “recreation,” and are not motivated to do so by existential angst. 3,219 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,Fox News Analyst   We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (“shoulds,” et al) is at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.” 2,023 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 2 Oct 17 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds,” 140 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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I NEED love! (not!)

valentine, love, romance, mating, dating, needs, preferences, disguised shoulds, musts

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

“The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing.” 174 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Rational Songs & Limericks, Videos |

Dr. Ellis loved making fun of his and our distorted thinking and irrational behavior with humorous rational songs, and  limericks.  Humor is, of course, fun, but also very powerful in helping us break the fonds of our irrational thinking.  Here is a special video by Dr. Ellis singing his famous "Whine! Whine! Whine!" song about […]

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, ought, should statements, Why? questions |

REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.” Dishonest “why” questions are one of the most obvious examples. Dishonest “whys” pretend to ask for an explanation when in fact they are really making a “should” statement. 395 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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