guilt feelings

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Noun1.guilt feelings - remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
compunction, remorse, self-reproach - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
survivor guilt - a deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died; "survivor guilt was first noted in those who survived the Holocaust"
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For me these visits have also aroused guilt feelings," he wrote in a 2006 essay for the New York Review of Books.
On the other hand, the working mum often deals with guilt feelings because she spends more time in her job than with her kids, so to compensate she gives up leisure time.
Human grief is a complex process, and women who have stillbirths experience grief and guilt feelings which are as sharp and as deep as those who lose a neonate.
When you receive the Freeing Women Activation you will experience a release of the subtle manipulations, detrimental contracts and doctrines from religious texts, guilt feelings and sacrifice patterns that have bound you in persecution, poverty, suffering and low self-worth.
Jacob can set aside whatever guilt feelings he harbored over the years, because it is clear that Joseph was divinely chosen to save his family from famine, and he could not have done so without going down to Egypt.
He considers whether evil contradicts the existence of a god of love, guilt feelings and secret fears of God, from distant condescension to reciprocal love, and misunderstood aspects of an even greater love.
Without the human imperatives of guilt feelings or remorse, I suppose it is just a question of degree whether the actions of some will be judged to be evil or the perpetrator insane.
They have got enormous guilt feelings, which are normal.
Jensen tries to ratchet up Ulrik's guilt feelings, telling him that "there are no free rides out of this world.
Perception of unfairness and intergroup support provision: The role of guilt feelings and attribution of responsibility.
They also conclude that our support for Israel is not derived from moral or strategic concerns, but rather from guilt feelings regarding the Holocaust--we entered the Second World War too late to stop the Holocaust, so now we owe Israel our total uncritical obedience and allegiance, an atonement of sorts.
Especially, 'self-aware' consumers who are targeted by marketing practitioners through marketing communications live in paradoxes of contemporary consumer culture; through marketing communication some products are positioned as objects of desires or emancipation, yet some others refer to cultural values and norms, ideology of self-control and utilitarian consumption and appeal to guilt feelings.