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  1. It won’t help to simply scold yourself for irrational thinking. Cognitive-behavioral therapy requires that you identify the specific irrational thoughts and challenge them directly. For example: You read one of her texts and you think: She’s having doubts about whether I’m the right guy for her. She’s thinking of breaking up with me. Albert Ellis or a Cog-B therapist would take that thought and re-process it this way: What is the evidence for this? Is there another way of looking at what she said? What is the contrary evidence? If it did turn out to be true, would it really be c
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  2. No, Harry understands the difference between the possession of an inanimate object and an individual acting in a threatening manner. You don't, you conflate the possession of an object with a threat. Possession alone is not a threat. Ever. Outlawing the possession of an object (any object) is never a logical response to a threat. What the government needs to do instead is treat American citizens as individuals, and only interfere with their freedom to act if it can prove that the person is acting in a manner that constitutes an objective threat.
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