Examples of Guilt–Part VI

This is the last of a six-part series of articles on guilt, emphasizing specific examples, and how to deal with them. Written by a psychologist. To continue… Bigger causes of guilt require greater perspective, but not any more effort to find a third standard. For example, there are various methods of reducing collective guilt. One of …

Examples of Guilt–Part V

This is the fifth of a six-part series of articles on guilt, emphasizing specific examples, and how to deal with them. Written by a psychologist. To continue… More complicated is the example of the wife who had the affair. She committed a sin of commission. She did something at the same time both reactive and proactive, …

Examples of Guilt–Part IV

Examples of Guilt–Part IV This is the fourth of a six-part series of articles on guilt, emphasizing specific examples, and how to deal with them. Written by a psychologist. To continue… Guilt can be appropriate and act to protect us from danger. Using the example of speeding on the freeway; speeding, potentially, was dangerous. I was …

Examples of Guilt–Part III

Examples of Guilt–Part III This is the third of a six-part series of articles on guilt, emphasizing specific examples, and how to deal with them. Written by a psychologist. To continue… The trick was to “unbundle” one or more different dimensions that were embedded in one guilt-inducing level of communication. The principle is to deal with …

Examples of Guilt–Part II

Examples of Guilt–Part II This is the second of a six-part series of articles on guilt, emphasizing specific examples, and how to deal with them. Written by a psychologist. To continue… In most cases of guilt, the antidote is to create another (meaning, your) standard, other than that implied by committing or omitting something, or by …