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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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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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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 6 Oct 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why’s? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between “task-perfection” and “self-perfection.” 3. Can we be motivated without . . .   3,134 total views, no views […]

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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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Should you read this?

HOMEWORK CHALLENGE Are you conscious of how and when you use the words should, must, ought, etc? Will you take the homework challenge this week?    339 total views, no views today Originally posted 2018-09-02 18:11:21.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 20 Sep 19 in Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, musterbation, Uncategorized, Videos |

Prince Ea finally admits to being a chronic musterbator! Are you one too? Click because you want to watch this amazing video and find out . . . 204 total views, no views today

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Sep 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

2,235 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 16 Sep 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Rational Songs & Limericks, Videos |

   Dr. Ellis loved making fun of his and our distorted thinking and irrational behavior with humorous rational songs, and  limericks. Humor is, of course, fun, but also very powerful in helping us break the bonds of our irrational thinking.  Here is a special video by Dr. Ellis singing his famous “Whine! Whine! Whine!” song […]

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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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