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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 Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 21 Dec 20 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average!  2,447 total views Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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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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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 Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 4 Dec 20 in Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, ought, should statements, Why? questions |

  REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.”  Click to find out why . . .  2,545 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 30 Nov 20 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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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

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

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Not fair!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 18 Oct 20 in Basics, Culture, Entitlement, Low Frustration Tolerance |

 910 total views Originally posted 2018-12-14 21:39:16.

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Oct 20 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . .  3,478 total views Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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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!   😉   7,089 total views […]

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