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The Empire Strikes First

Wednesday, Jun 16 2004
Notable tele-psychiatrist Dr. Phil McGraw asserts that we all have destructive emotional characteristics in our personalities, which he calls "bad spirits." Below are some of Dr. Phil's "bad spirits," which have the ability to sabotage long relationships: "You Think It's Your Way or the Highway: If you've always got to be right, then you're ready to fight till the end. No truer words were ever spoken," says Dr. Phil. "You will fight to the end ... of your relationship. You can't be self-righteous or obsessed with control and do what's best for the relationship at the same time." "You Will Not Forgive: When you choose to bear anger at your partner, you trap yourself in pain and agony -- and the negative energy can crowd every other feeling out of your heart." "You're Too Comfortable: If you're in a comfort zone, you are failing to meet your responsibilities in the relationship. You aren't contributing, you aren't stimulating, and you aren't energizing."

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