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Is it normal to never feel remorse or guilt over things that i probably should?

Is it normal to never feel remorse or guilt over things that i probably should?

No.: Separating human beings from other animals is our ability to talk, laugh, cry and pass on knowledge to generations after us.Most people learn from an early age the difference between right and wrong through the example and care of their parents, school and sometimes religious teachings. If a person had an abusive, childhood he/she may have a harder time as an adult feeling remorse at wrong doing. ...Read more

Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Counseling.: I'm sorry you're having these feelings. If it's just associated with a specific area of your life (parenting a child), and not affecting your sleep, appetite or having feelings of guilt or sadness in other areas of your life, then this is something best be explored by a counselor or therapist, and not a doctor at this point. Your doctor may have good recommendations of counselors though. ...Read more

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Feelings of intense guilt whenever i see things associated with childhood, what to do?

Feelings of intense guilt whenever i see things associated with childhood, what to do?

You must have: Experienced some painful experiences growing up. Even though you are now grown reminders of childhood make, you regress to feeling like a child caught doing something wrong, even if you have done nothing warranting the guilt. Consider speaking with a therapist to get beyond this. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty about things i´m not getting done?

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! ...Read more

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What's the best things to eat when reflux as buried your food gulit?

What's the best things to eat when reflux as buried your food gulit?

Sorry -- ???: I'm sorry, but i don't understand what you mean "when reflux as buried your food gulit"? Can you please rephrase and ask again. We will try to assist. Thanks. ...Read more

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If I have no empathy or remorse and can do awful things and not care, does it mean I am a sociopath. I'm curious but don't want help, as i love myself just the way i am.

Empathy: Difficult to assess if you are a sociopath or not simply from your description and i also don't know if in fact you have no empathy at all. If you truly have no remorse for hurting others this is a serious interpersonal difficulty which will prevent you from sustaining intimacy with anyone who has an ability to care. Seek therapy with a mental health professional to learn more about empathy. ...Read more

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What causes feelings of shame and guilt?

Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read more

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How to deal with guilt and regretful thoughts?

Guilt: It is important to uncover the origin of your guilt and also obtain help understanding whether or not your behavior actually merits feelings of guilt. Repetitive feelings of guilt are often caused by being raised in an environment where people held you responsible for situations that may have been out of your control. Best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Guilt?

Fritz Perls used: to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you conform to other's expectations. ...Read more

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How come I feel overwhelming amounts of guilt after skipping work?

How come I feel overwhelming amounts of guilt after skipping work?

Overwhelming guilt?: This is one that you would have to answer yourself, after some reflection. The rest of us here may have theories based on our own projections, but you're the one living your life. To learn together about you, i'd invite you to talk about your feelings until you get to the heart of things. You really can, you know, if someone is truly listening and hearing you. A therapist could be that for you. ...Read more

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How do I get over the guilt about over eating?

See below.: Look at what triggers your over-eating. Sometimes we eat when we're stressed. Get yourself into a counseling to help you deal with overeating and help build up awareness of triggers. If you do over eat or eat the food you were not supposed to eat, learn from the experience, and move on to work on your issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Feelings of guilt after drinking, is this normal?

Guilt: Most people who drink reasonably do not feel guilty when they drink, it is more consistent with people who drink too much. Attending an aa meeting can give you an accurate, helpful assessment of your drinking. Attend a meeting in your area and ask for help. Best. ...Read more

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Can the guilt of having an abortion ever go away?

Can the guilt of having an abortion ever go away?

Maybe help can help: That is a very powerful and complex concern. For all women, it is a very important and difficult event. For some it has more meanings than for others. Most can benefit from support given by people who understand what is most important to you. This can be from friends, lovers, family or mentors - but there are caring professionals too. There are gentle clergy as well as therapists. Forgiving's good. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my constant guilt/anxiety issues?

What is the cause of my constant guilt/anxiety issues?

Talking helps: The causes of,guilt and anxiety very for each person. Talking with someone is the best way to,figure,out what is causing these issues. Once you can understand how,your feelings develop, you can begin to change how you process information. This is not an easy task but it does,work! Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my constant guilt/anxiety issues?

What is the cause of my constant guilt/anxiety issues?

Look Inward 4 Answer: If I were u, I'd want 2understand this, too! I've never heard of anyone saying, "I'm so glad I've spent my life feeling anxious & guilty!" An anx expert, like a clinical psychologist, could really help u explore this -esp help u identify how your anxiety & feeling like a bad person are helping u & others, or whether they reflect "brain noise." E.g., feeling constant guilt is assoc w/ OCD. ...Read more

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What can distract me from the guilt about eating anymore?

Guilt: Your guilt needs to be understood so you can work through the causes and gain perspective as to the reality of your guilt. Consult a mental health professional who can help you lessen guilt and develop a more understanding toward yourself. Best. ...Read more

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Guilt ridden and thinking of killing myself. What can I do?

Depression: Go to your nearest er as soon as possible, give yourself the chance for a better life, your perspective is likely skewed by your depression, best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Guilt about eating?

Guilt about eating: As an example, patients who binge on food often feel horribly guilty about what they have done, so they purge as a way of reliving their guilt. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inappropriate guilt?

In my experience: this happens when you do something appropriate and are made to feel otherwise, like being assertive and speaking up for yourself and then being accused of being insolent, brash or disrespectful. There are bigger version of this, like survivor's guilt. Catholics are good at instilling guilt, like when using birth control. Atheists would say this is inappropriate. This can be a value issue. ...Read more

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What can I do?, extreme guilt about eating. Don't know what to do?

Feeling guilty: About nourishing yourself - that is a bind. Please consider psychotherapy / cognitive behavioral therapy. You deserve to feel better. ...Read more