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A 41-year-old member asked:

how to help gf with feeling guilty about taking her virginity?

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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Morality: It sounds like you think it is wrong for your gf to feel badly after losing her virginity. Many cultures and religions place a high value on virginity. My suggestion is that you respect how she feels and consider your own actions.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I stop feeling guilty about things im not getting done?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Unrealistic goals: Perhaps part of your problem is that you set unrealistic goals for yourself and then feel disappointed in yourself (and guilty) when you can't meet your self-imposed deadlines. Alternatively, if procrastination is a problem, then breaking down tasks into more bite-size (and do-able) pieces might help a lot. Remember: forgive yourself again and again and again. Admittedly, it's hard to do!
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I stop feeling guilty because the house is messy?

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Dr. Michelle Mccusker
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Depends: Dust bunnies have never attacked anyone. If its minor clutter don't sweat it. If your house looks like an audition for "hoarders" contact a physician--this can indicate a possible disorder which can be treated. Good luck!
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A 51-year-old member asked:

Can feeling guilty cause health problems?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Certainly: Feeling guilty is a close cousin to serious anxiety. Things occur when a person has guilt associated anxiety. Our parasympathetic nervous system can go on a binge affecting heart beat, G.I. Activity, sleep, appetite, energy levels and things like our mental clarity and decision making capabilities. Guilt can become depression and it's very clear that depression has health consequences.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Provided original answer
Thank you. Like all negative feelings, guilt should be dealt with as quickly as possible.
Oct 2, 2011
A 47-year-old member asked:

With ocs is it normal to have guilty feelings when you eat?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 51 years experience
Perhaps: I believe you are speaking about obsessive-compulsive disorder which is often part of an eating disorder where guilt about eating leads to serious weight loss; known as anorexia involving avoidance of food. I would strongly suggest being evaluated by a psychiatrist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I know I need to stop shopping but i'm not ready. How do you stop feeling so guilty afterward?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Decide what you want: Guilt can be thought of as appropriate or inappropriate. If you've done something that you believe to be wrong (e.g., violated someone's rights) you feel guilty. If you've over-spent on shopping, you might feel regret because you have let yourself down by neglecting long-term goals. In order to stop feeling this regret you must lower your long-term goals or stop over-spending.

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