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Guilt vs Shame

The idea of "healthy shame" is a misnomer, according to experts in psychology. Guilt is a natural emotion that arises from violating personal morals or social norms, and it can be helpful in preventing harmful behaviors. However, shame can lead to feelings of unworthiness and disconnection from others. People who lack empathy or remorse may have experienced consistent toxic shame in childhood, causing them to dissociate from their own emotions. Shame can damage a person's sense of self-worth and is harmful regardless of age. Seeking help is important for those who have been victims of shaming.
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Signs of Codependency

Codependency can wreak havoc on personal relationships. Know the signs and reach out for help if you or a loved one is struggling with this difficult, yet treatable condition.
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