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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Regret & Remorse

Sorry does not seem to be the hardest word anymore

A lot has changed since the 1976 hit song Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John. Not for me, though. Saying sorry is still one of the hardest words for me. I keep telling people not to say sorry to me, unless they actually mean it. Saying sorry is just a habit for many people. There are several reasons why I prefer minimising the word sorry: The more you...

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Self-sabotaging

Last weekend, I asked her whether she was self-sabotaging us. She said no. I asked if she was sure about that. She started doubting but still declined. I recall that I was self-sabotaging in my past and I thought that I recognised that behaviour in her. It doesn't really matter anymore as the damage is beyond repair. In my view, self-sabotaging is a conflict between...

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Introspection

A recent Psyche article revealed something unexpected: "67 per cent of the men and 25 per cent of the women opted to intentionally shock themselves, rather than spend a short period of time alone with their thoughts." Hence, introspection is far from common (for men). Apparently, I'm an exception. There are two primal emotions in life: Fear and Love (eg, my 2016...

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How do you help yourself?

At this time, someone may consider asking me: how do you help yourself? For some, this question will just be theoretical. For others, its answer will hopefully translate into a practical tool. My answer will primarily be helpful for the ones who want to survive. The ones in a victim role may say that they need or want help but their intentions will - sooner or later...

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You will not heal by going back to what broke you

My blog title is borrowed from a proverb of unknown origin. I noticed this allegedly Irish proverb in Chesapeake Shores (Se05Ep03), a Netflix series which is rated 7.5 in IMDb. Actually, this perspective is brand new to me. After some consideration, it feels like a truth. Some rifts are much more like geological fault lines. In love, we may consider giving someone a...

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Why do people apologize?

In 2015, I wrote my blog Apologies and the 7 reasons for non-apologists. A few days ago, I noticed an article in The Times of Israel, an online English language newspaper: What’s the point of an apology? It caught my interest as I seldom apologize. I only apologize when I mean it; not when it's politically correct. Moreover, it genuinely (sic!) irritates me when...

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