Archive for the ‘Mental Simulation’ Category

Q&A: How do I get rid of my co-dependence?

Tweet Dear Dr. Brit and Catherine, I am 46 and have been married 3 times. My longest relationship lasted 4 years and my marriages all ended after 2 or 3 years. I don’t have a problem finding men who love me but I can’t keep them. I don’t have any children, which I deeply regret. […]

Mental Simulation to Change Your Behavior, Part V

Tweet Now that you have played out the scenes in your mind, it’s time to play them out in real life. But you don’t want to go for the really tough situations yet. Find some safe situations where you can practice your new behavior. Suppose you are working on becoming more extroverted. Go to Starbucks […]

Mental Simulation to Change Your Behavior, Part IV

Tweet Mental simulation consists in acting out your new behavior in situations where you would normally respond in destructive ways. But you don’t start out in real life. Begin inside your mind. Imagine yourself being in a difficult situation. Then you imagine how you would like to respond in this kind of situation. Don’t do […]

Mental Simulation to Change Your Behavior, Part III

Tweet Mental Simulation Basics Write down your exact aims. If your aim is to settle for a loose connection with an emotionally unavailable man or a playboy you will be sharing with other women, and you have thought through your options and decided that’s what you really want to do, then write that down. You […]

Mental Simulation to Change Your Behavior, Part II

Tweet When you suffer from lovesick love, you are sleepwalking through a large part of your life. Your only concern is how to change an emotionally unavailable man (an impossible task), how to make someone who just isn’t into you interested in you or how to get your boyfriend back. Perhaps you want to know […]

Mental Simulation to Change Your Behavior, Part I

Tweet “An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones,” said English short-story writer William Somerset Maugham. The insight behind this quote is that deep-seated habits, or behavioral patterns, are difficult to change. People’s deep-seated habits reflect their personality, the clusters of dispositions, […]

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