4 thoughts on “How to Use Self-Compassion to Stop Blaming Yourself for Everything

  • April 5, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Thank you for this reminder. It came at a time when I am struggling with just this problem.

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  • April 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    I just left my abuser and I’m still blaming myself and feeling sorry for him. I know it’s ridiculous but it’s true. I’m going to try to practice loving myself and giving myself the compassion I feel for him.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 4:28 am

    These are excellent suggestions! I would add that it isn’t necessary to have a “bad” childhood to indulge in self-blame as an adult. I had a childhood surrounded by supportive family, and still I struggle with perfectionism and self-blame.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    All three strategies powerfully fail me, and make the “inner critic” even stronger (which is what years of therapy also did).
    Now what? What’s left?

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