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Posted by: Abednego February 4, 2016, 4:22 PM
Does anyone think it's possible to be addicted to guilt?

Posted by: Papa Bear February 4, 2016, 8:37 PM
Absolutely. Guilt can stick to us like glue. Whether we deserve it or not.

Bob

Posted by: angfisher25 May 28, 2016, 6:03 AM
Absolutely. I don't want to be, but I am always feeling guilt. Not good enough (yet I am!) guilt about leaving my husband (even though it was the right thing to do!) serious guilt about drinking in front of my dog (does he know?) I think my dog hates me... I even feel guilty about that! I feel guilt that I don't take him on more walks per day (he gets three), I feel guilty if I don't call someone back immediately.... you name it. I have read some great books that make me "feel" better, but they are not solutions or cures. I am 45 yrs. old and I think I will just feel guilt the rest of my life... about ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.

Posted by: jjenakabc May 28, 2016, 8:42 AM
Although I don't believe Im addicted to guilt, I do feel a LOT of it....but Im also an addict and theres a lot to feel guilty about when actively using. Im also a mother...so yeah theres that. A pediatrician that I absolutely LOVED told me one day when I brought one of the kids in....your a mother...we automatically feel guilty about something! I highly suggest counseling. Its the BEST thing Ive done for myself. Just shop around to find a good one. Im 50 yrs old and the guilt is killing me. Im also just starting a book that was highly recommended to me called Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. Im hoping it will give me some answers.