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Is keeping emotions “bottled up” dangerous?

In my callow and shallow youth, I used to subscribe to the "teapot model" of emotions.  You know, our emotional systems are like teapots with water boiling, generating steam and pressure.  If the steam does not have an outlet, or the outlet becomes overwhelmed by too much steam expanding too quickly . . . POW !!!  Explosion […]

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 Jul 18 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 Does the usual advice for improved communications skills and more assertiveness help us to deal with a boss who bullies? 1,979 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 Jul 18 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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Is Anything Truly Awful? 3,178 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 27 Jun 18 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more "ePrime") exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful. Continue reading if you would like to know why REBT firmly asserts that NOTHING is ever 100% awful…   2,307 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 2 Jun 18 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 […]

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

Sat 9 Aug 2014, 6:49 pm Good Morning All, 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 […]

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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! People, places and things “out there” do not trigger you. You trigger yourself by your distorted interpretations of the trigger. Of course, to understand that, you first need to understand something about REBT-CBT. 372 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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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 Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉  5,806 total views, no views today Originally […]

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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. 2,299 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-08-15 02:19:55.

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