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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Jan 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?  1,369 total views,  29 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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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 . . .   7,291 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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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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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 26 Dec 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?  3,739 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 24 Dec 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    1,907 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 19 Dec 20 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 . . .  3,718 total views Originally posted 2013-05-24 18:48:47.

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Internet addiction?

A reader shares that on occasion they find a new and interesting venue on the internet and end up using it compulsively, wasting a lot of time, and then feeling disgusted with themselves. They believe that if they make a decision to get involved with an internet venue, they can just make a decision to […]

 1,815 total views,  1 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.”  4,113 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  2,050 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 19 Nov 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

 3,609 total views,  6 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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