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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 26 Sep 22 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 . . .  3,539 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 21 Sep 22 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?  1,927 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 4 Sep 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    2,539 total views Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 22 Aug 22 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 . . .  5,205 total views Originally posted 2013-05-24 18:48:47.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 20 Aug 22 in Anger, Demanding, Uncategorized |

       People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.” ~Albert Ellis    1,778 total views Originally posted 2019-09-10 23:05:13.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 12 Aug 22 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop, damning, Uncategorized, Videos |

 2,351 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-03-14 20:12:41.

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 4 Aug 22 in Emotions, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

Everyone is familiar with the expression “Don’t take it personally!” Good advice in my opinion, but what does it mean and how can we actually achieve it?  3,193 total views Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  2,532 total views Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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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!   😉   7,765 total views […]

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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?     1,137 total views Originally posted 2018-09-02 18:11:21.

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