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Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 6 Nov 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Your Opinion Matters |

  Masturbation is good and delicious.  Musterbation is evil and pernicious! ~Albert Ellis, PhD Dr. Ellis sometimes used vulgarity and scandalous language . . . 2,462 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-05-24 18:48:47.

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Thanks to Jonathan von Breton for posting this terrific  quote on facebook   24 total views, no views today

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,  former Fox News Analyst Are Greta’s “disguised shoulds” showing? We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (shoulds, oughts, musts, etc.) are at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.” 3,596 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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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 . . .  6,504 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 Oct 19 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari? 3,108 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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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.” 1,855 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Oct 19 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? 844 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Oct 19 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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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Oct 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.” 1,352 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 30 Sep 19 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 . . . 1,188 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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