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Corrosive Blame


It’s your fault. If you hadn’t been so stupid, none of this would have ever happened. I can’t believe you let that happen —– again.

Have you thought these things? Said these things to someone you love? Did it help?

I bet not. So why do we return – again and again – to this strategy that is not likely to help even one little bit? Brene Brown suggests that we do so in the search for control. That control, it seems to me, is elusive. And, comes with a hefty surcharge.

Over time, it can kill a relationship.

The Price You Pay

Here’s a short video that illustrates the point – blaming steals from us the opportunity to communicate with more genuineness. We inadvertently block ourselves. Take a look.

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By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.