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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? 785 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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Dire need for love and approval . . .

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 9 Oct 19 in Dire need for love & approval, Guest Author |

  It is always a privilege to hear from Dr. Gunars Neiders. Here is his response from the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup to a member struggling with what Dr. Ellis coined as a “Dire need for love and approval.” 1,454 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-08-10 23:12:37.

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I need you too much already, lah! :o{

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 26 Jul 19 in Demanding, Dire need for love & approval, Needs vs. Preferences, Uncategorized |

I need you too much already, lah!  Well, that is they way we might say it in Thailand or other Southeast Asian countries.  But in spite of the charming local syntax, I reckon that the irrational belief that drives this sentiment is very nearly universal.  Taken to the the extreme, and combined in a cocktail of other […]

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 20 Jul 19 in Awfulzing, Demanding, Love and Romance, Needs vs. Preferences, should statements |

Baby I Need Your Lovin’| Baby, I need your lovin’ I got to have all your lovin’ Baby, I need your lovin’ Got to have all your lovin’ ~The Four Tops, 1964      Awwwwww!  Ain’t that romantic?  Don’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?     Ain’t it the truth? […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 25 Apr 19 in Books & Media, bookshop |

Abraham Maslow, academic, Educator, Psychologist, Scholar was perhaps best known as one of the founders of humanistic psychology and for his famous hierarchy of needs . . . 318 total views, no views today

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I don’t give a shit!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Jan 19 in Dire need for love & approval |

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.   ~Lao Tzu                                                                       Not!   2,069 total views, no […]

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Is “indifference” a better option than “strong preference”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 Dec 18 in Demanding, Emotions, Needs vs. Preferences |

Is “indifference”  a valid alternative to having a “strong preference”?  We have been having a lively one over that. 3,864 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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