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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 May 21 in Demanding, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

  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?  1,499 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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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!   😉   7,242 total views […]

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 5 May 21 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  1,936 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Not fair!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 30 Apr 21 in Basics, Culture, Entitlement, Low Frustration Tolerance |

 1,064 total views Originally posted 2018-12-14 21:39:16.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Apr 21 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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Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 14 Apr 21 in Awfulizing, Humor |

  Contributed by Jonathan Von Breton. Thanks for the chuckle, Jonathan!  1,106 total views Originally posted 2019-07-02 22:31:06.

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A loyal reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .   7,738 total views,  6 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Is Anything Truly Awful?  5,663 total views,  6 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 23 Mar 21 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?  3,915 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

 Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???  2,458 total views Originally posted 2016-12-30 03:55:27.

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