Are You Self-Blaming and Self-Critical?

When we stop and think about it, people can be extraordinarily self-critical. For example, I have worked with patients who entered psychotherapy because they were depressed over their divorces. These were not people recently divorced when it is understandable that their is a feeling of loss and mourning over the lost marriage but people who continued to struggle with the loss of the marriage years later. Essentially, these were people who blamed themselves for a number of things relevant to their lost marriages.

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