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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Blame Game I’ve Played
I blame you for hurting me
I’m a victim
I feel sorry for myself
People pity me
I relish their sympathy
I feel they’re on my side
But..I feel helpless
I’ve surrendered my power
Given you the control
Only you can change our situation
I’m powerless and feel unworthy
I lose my self-respect
Too high a price to pay
I’d rather be responsible.
 
I Take Responsibility
My blaming finger points at you
My three bottom fingers back at me
Holding me accountable
I stop the blame game
I accept responsibility
For everything I’ve said and done
Even what I’ve thought and felt
I now accept my guilt and shame
I embrace …

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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

 “We have to talk,” she says,
I hear: “You need to listen to me,”
She has no problem talking,
I have a problem listening,
I’m used to sounding off,
I relish sharing my thoughts,
Listening is a challenge,
To open my ears and my heart,
To accept opinions other than my own,
How dare she be different from me!
Have her own thoughts and feelings!
My Father whispers to me:
“You can’t listen your way into trouble,
To listen is to Love.”
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[3 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

To blame no one but myself,
To take full responsibility
For everything I’ve said or done,
Thought or felt,
Wow!

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[24 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You cannot do anything
That contradicts your self-image,
Henry Ford observed:
“If you think you can, you can
If you think you can’t, you can’t
Either way you’re right.”
Be bold: do what you would do
If you knew you could not fail.
@Dr. Doug Welpton

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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You’re to blame, I’m the victim,
Innocent, without guilt,
Helpless, powerless,
Self- respect vanishes.
Confronted with my victimhood,
I ADMIT BLAME,
I SHOULDER RESPONSIBILITY,
FIND EMPOWERMENT,
FEEL LIGHT, NOT HEAVY,
GROW INCHES TALLER.
© Dr. Doug Welpton

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[17 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You can’t
Shame me
Without my consent
 
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[16 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

I turn my other cheek
To show you
I am your equal.
Even though you strike me
My self-respect
Does not lessen.
 
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[10 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

If what you think of me,
        Means more
Than what I think of me,
    Who’s in charge of
           My life?
 
© Dr. Doug Welpton

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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

In this radio show Ernestine Hendricks and I discuss the problem of procrastination, having dreams but not the discipline to carry them out. Expectations of others are premeditated resentments. Self-respect and not acting in ways that cause you to disrespect yourself is critical to your success. Love is a feeling but more importantly it is a commitment. When two individuals come together in a marriage each tries to convert their partner to their values and worldview. The gift of love is to be yourself and respect your …

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[24 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Scott started our meeting. “I think I’ve found a solution to Karen’s feeling unequal,” he said with excitement.
“What do you have in mind?” I inquired.
“It’s a surprise,” Scott answered. “I wanted to share it with you right here,” he said as he turned toward Karen.
“What are you talking about?” she asked.
“I realized recently that no matter how long you work at your job because of your pay scale you will never be able to save very much for your retirement,” Scott said. “I decided to give you …