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How does one get over their shame from the hurt they cause someone else?
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Shame
Genuine repentance and expressed apology and of course not repeating the hurtful behavior.

In brief: Shame
Genuine repentance and expressed apology and of course not repeating the hurtful behavior.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Time & action
Shame, like pain, is one way we know something's off about our body or mind.
Both can be quite helpful signals but also can become problems themselves. First step is to identify the source and decide if there is anything you can do about it--now or for furture similar cases. If you're stuck, a brief case of therapy may help, especially if this feels like a pattern for you.

In brief: Time & action
Shame, like pain, is one way we know something's off about our body or mind.
Both can be quite helpful signals but also can become problems themselves. First step is to identify the source and decide if there is anything you can do about it--now or for furture similar cases. If you're stuck, a brief case of therapy may help, especially if this feels like a pattern for you.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Shame
Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face.
It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step.

In brief: Shame
Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face.
It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine
In brief: Shame
I think maybe i answered this question earlier. A different take on it is that if you have access to the person you might discuss it with them ; apologize.
You may have hurt them because you were hurt that is what shame does to us. If you have access to a therapist or even a good friend to talk to that would help. Guilt is a consequence of shame and i don't think it does much good.

In brief: Shame
I think maybe i answered this question earlier. A different take on it is that if you have access to the person you might discuss it with them ; apologize.
You may have hurt them because you were hurt that is what shame does to us. If you have access to a therapist or even a good friend to talk to that would help. Guilt is a consequence of shame and i don't think it does much good.
Dr. Brian Lynch
Dr. Brian Lynch
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