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Pathological Guilt and its Web

Guilt is a healthy feeling, in principle. Although it generates discomfort, it’s a mechanism associated with self-criticism. It’s inevitable that sometimes we act erroneously and consequently hurt others. In those cases, blame warns us that we have to make amends.…

When Parents Use Blame to Raise Their Children

There are still many parents who justify using blame as a parenting style. They think that rewards and punishment are the fundamental basis for a proper education. This is true, especially in the early ages. However, it’s imperative to understand…

How Social Morality Helps Normalize Violence

Social morality is the degree to which people conform to the precepts of socially established morals. Morals are a set of norms and values that people are supposed to follow. In other words, in our daily lives, we conform to different…

3 Ways to Stop Blaming Yourself

Let each carry their own guilt and there will be no guilty ones.Thomas Harris, the creator of the frightening character Hannibal Lecter, had some words of wisdom for us. He said that “blaming your nature for your mistakes doesn’t change…

Emotional Abuse Wounds Your Soul

There is abuse that leave no physical marks on your skin but does leave emotional wounds on your soul, open wounds that are difficult to heal. These are situations where one person dominates the other and where contempt, ignorance or criticism are the main elements of the…