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

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Is it OK to be bad?

Perhaps you have a well-developed sense of right and wrong and are especially hard on yourself when you do something wrong--even skipping work (if you're violating an agreement in doing so).
Your "conscience" is a positive attribute that steers you toward doing what benefits you in the long run. For example, even if you were to skip work and feel fine about it you might still get fired.

In brief: Is it OK to be bad?

Perhaps you have a well-developed sense of right and wrong and are especially hard on yourself when you do something wrong--even skipping work (if you're violating an agreement in doing so).
Your "conscience" is a positive attribute that steers you toward doing what benefits you in the long run. For example, even if you were to skip work and feel fine about it you might still get fired.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Guilt

If your guilt is excessive you want to examine the reality of your feelings.
Does your absence warrant excessive guilt or are you a guilty person in general and your harsh conscience gets extended to work? Confide in a friend and ask for truthful feedback about your work absence and ask how she or he thinks any person would feel in your position.Best.

In brief: Guilt

If your guilt is excessive you want to examine the reality of your feelings.
Does your absence warrant excessive guilt or are you a guilty person in general and your harsh conscience gets extended to work? Confide in a friend and ask for truthful feedback about your work absence and ask how she or he thinks any person would feel in your position.Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Guilt

Because u care about your work & your co-workers whom u probably felt guilty about giving the extra load while u were away.

In brief: Guilt

Because u care about your work & your co-workers whom u probably felt guilty about giving the extra load while u were away.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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