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» 5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt — psychcentral » 5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt — psychcentral It’s amazing how quickly guilt can kick in for the smallest, most meaningless things in our lives. Guilt is an emotional warning sign that most people learn through their normal childhood social development. Its purpose is to let us know when we’ve done something wrong, to help us develop a better sense of our behavior and how it affects ourselves and others. It prompts us to re-examine our behavior so that we don’t end up making the same mistake twice. How can we help combat our guilty feelings, and accept them when they’re important, but let them go more easily when they’re not?
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