[...] the danger is that an overdose of guilt can be a complete waste of time and energy, especially if it traps you in a negative cycle of thoughts. [...] a poll on WorkingMother.com revealed that 57 percent of respondents feel guilty every single day, while 31 percent feel guilty at least once a week. Why do working mothers appear to be preprogrammed for guilt? "We get the message all the time that we're supposed to be stay-at-home moms or, if we work, that we're supposed to be amazing supermoms on top of our careers," says Nicole Else-Quest, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
ANATOMY OF GUILT Ilisa Cohen Working Mother; Jun/Jul 2010; 33, 5; Docstoc pg. 26 Reproduced with permission
Pages to are hidden for
"ANATOMY OF GUILT"Please download to view full document