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Self Pity

Shift From Self-Pity to Power

Amy Crumpton | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Amy Crumpton

You try to be a positive, grateful person, and you succeed sometimes. But just when you think you've got it all buttoned up, a thread unravels and you're suddenly standing in your emotional underwear.

Poor Me it's not Fair...

Nesrin Everett | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Nesrin Everett

Sometimes life is tough and you feel like the whole world is against you. At these points in time, it's easy to start feeling sorry for yourself. Once you start feeling sorry for yourself it can be hard to get yourself back into the driver's seat and moving forward with your life.

9 Ways Mentally Strong People Stay Resilient

Amy Morin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Amy Morin

Mentally-strong people refuse to allow self-pity to sabotage their success. Instead, they use life's inevitable hardships as a way to grow stronger and become better. Here's how mentally-strong people avoid the self-pity trap.

The Upsides Of Self-Pity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon; you were nine years old. Your parents wouldn’t let you have any ice cream if you didn’t do your maths homework. I...

Living (and Almost Dying) on the Edge

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2015 | Home
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Markus had everything going for him. He could write his own ticket for the future, anything that he wanted. At 25, a world of possibilities awaited him. But all that was before the accident...

How to Deal With Life's Little Lessons

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Home
Mary Pritchard

So rather than hiding under a rock, I have learned that processing each lesson the universe sends me is essential for my well-being. I have learned that if I don't want to have to learn that lesson again, I need to do three things: Eat it, digest it and eliminate it.

Humbled: The Price of Wisdom

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.08.2014 | Home
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we can finally come to accept our rightful place in the nature of things, we see that we are neither absolutely divine nor absolutely evil, but somewhere in between. And since that means we don't have to be perfect that's not necessarily a bad place to be.

Ditch Your Pity Party Invites!

Michelle Renee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michelle Renee

A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.

3 Lies That Bind Us to Guilt and Shame

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Home
Hale Dwoskin

Guilt and shame are tricky feelings that cause so much unnecessary suffering. Nearly identical in the way they work within us, guilt and shame generally form a single complex.

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Home
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Wallowing

Posted 07.08.2013 | Home

By Rachel Nuwer for YouBeauty Your long-term boyfriend just announced that he’s met someone else. In the days following the breakup, you try to e...

Self-Pity or Self-Compassion

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

There is a vast difference between feeling sorry for yourself and feeling kindness toward yourself.

Feeling Isolated and Alone This Holiday Season?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Judith Johnson

If you find yourself on a trajectory of anticipating an awful Thanksgiving, consider what you might do to change that. Ultimately, how you experience that day is a reflection of your attitude.

Pity Parties and Crying After Sex

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Q. My boyfriend got fired has been especially whinny and full of self-pity lately. Any advice? - Get off the pity pot, Atlanta A: Get him to talk (v...