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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 30 Dec 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 27 Dec 20 in Awfulzing, Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, job burn out, What is REBT - CBT? |

Boss Mr. Dithers bullies employee Dagwood”Blondie” comic strip King Features Syndicate, 1930s Does the usual advice for improved communications skills and more assertiveness help us to deal with a boss who bullies?    4,019 total views Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 17 Dec 20 in Awfulzing, Demanding, Love and Romance, Needs vs. Preferences, should statements |

Baby I Need Your Lovin’| Baby, I need your lovin’ I got to have all your lovin’ Baby, I need your lovin’ Got to have all your lovin’ ~The Four Tops, 1964      Awwwwww!  Ain’t that romantic?  Don’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?     Ain’t it the truth? […]

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

Click to listen to the great Lesley Gore great 1965 oldie, It’s My Party (and I’ll cry if I want to) 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.  3,450 total views Originally […]

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Is Anything Truly Awful?  5,393 total views Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Oct 20 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . .  3,478 total views Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 5 Oct 20 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more “ePrime”) exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful.    3,509 total views Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,089 total views […]

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I can’t stand it!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Sep 20 in Awfulzing |

Jonathan von Breton shared another Albert Ellis quote in his “The Daily Al” feature:   We say that nothing is awful, nothing. Rape, i ncest, terrorism, Hitler-it isn’t awful. Not that they aren’t bad, but a rational person would recognize that the world is inherently unfair.” Albert Ellis, Ph.D. … Founder of REBT   To […]

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