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Archives for March, 2013

Coping Skills

Four Villains of Decision Making


For many emotionally sensitive people, decision making can be agonizing. Deciding what to wear to an important wedding, where to go on vacation, whether to break up with a boyfriend and sometimes even which restaurant to choose for dinner with friends can take painful hours. Worry about making choices can mean constant self-doubt. Which decision is the right one?  What could go wrong?  What if it's the wrong choice?  The process can be so exhausting you wish...
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Coping Skills

Developing Self-Hatred


Many emotionally sensitive people seem to dislike and even hate themselves. The reasons vary but seem to fall into certain categories: self-blame, negative self-attribution, believing myths, not living values, treating yourself as if you don't matter and experiencing emotional pain.

Self-blame

Many people look for someone...
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Anxiety and Avoidance


Perhaps you agree to give a presentation, play the piano for your friend's wedding, or go on a trip to a foreign country. Not long after you commit you are filled with anxiety and wish you had never agreed.  Maybe even leaving your house causes you anguish, worrying about what others think of you. In these situations you are worrying about an event that has not happened, but might happen.

When you suffer from a...
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