How to deal when you have a guilty conscience
If you’ve done something bad in your life, like really bad, and you feel terrible for doing it, what can you do to feel like you have a clean slate?
Dear Guilty Conscience,
I’m sorry you are struggling with these feelings of guilt, and I hope what you did is not as bad as you think. Starting now, make a real effort to be good to others and take care of yourself, too. What you’ve done matters, but who you are and what you do now counts extra, I think. No one is perfect, and it’s good you have a conscience and are learning from your previous mistakes. Could it be time to let it go? As for confessing to a counselor or relative, choose your ears (and words) carefully.
Have you ever made a huge mistake? How did you handle it? Let us know below!
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