guilt complex


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guilt complex

A very strong and persistent feeling of guilt regarding something or some event. John developed a guilt complex after forcing his brother to move out.
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But it gives me a guilt complex as I watch her push the mower for hours at a time.
I'm not saying I'm a good man, but I think as soon as you are aware of injustices you have a responsibility to try and address them - so I guess some of it is inspired by some sort of guilt complex!
"It is a clear cut case of guilt complex. Assassins are trying to accuse the victim of the murder of democracy," he said when asked about charges that Ansari followed the advice of Sonia Gandhi.
"You have to go back to work and I love my job, but you do get a huge guilt complex," says the Darlington mum to Chloe, now three.
Even here in Germany and despite a guilt complex, facts seem to trump the Zionist perfidy.
"The people responsible at the BBC are probably white, middle-class people with a guilt complex. This is the type of political correctness we have come to expect from the BBC.
THE HILLIKER CURSE by James Ellroy (William Heinemann, pounds 16.99) MOTIVATED by a powerful guilt complex due to the death of his mother, crime writer James Ellroy has devoted his entire adult life to the single-minded pursuit of tall, red-headed women.
Perhaps I should also add that hell has no fury like a woman persecuted by her guilt complex. The hell in this case is the Swat Taliban and the guilt is the Swat women's support to the TTP.
suffers from a guilt complex years before most of us grapple with such stuff.
The title in bright yellow letters, "Run for Life," next to a photo of a couple running the roads in fine form, is enough to stir up my guilt complex. The subtitle, "The Anti-Aging, Anti-Injury, Super-Fitness Plan to Keep You Running to 100," that's telling there is some kind of program involved here.
Israeli propaganda experts have lamented that this is due to the fact that the image of the Holocaust is fading away from the minds of the world's youth, especially the Europeans who have long suffered from a guilt complex towards the Jews.
"It's part of a guilt complex," says Frank Dalene, the vice president and chief financial officer of Hamptons Luxury Homes.
It fueled the break with an epic past, opened the way for self-referential issues about art that were absent during the 1970s, and dealt with the international art scene without a guilt complex. This new generation changed the perception of art in Cuba and the perception of Cuba in the international arena." The aftereffects are still being felt in the work of young Cuban artists today who continue to push barriers and garner critical attention around the world.
Mum had a real guilt complex when I broke the news that I had cancer.
I would also be lying in some hospital bed suffering from a guilt complex, amnesia and insomnia after being treated by a psychiatrist, who is in actuality an Oscar Award winning Swedish actress?Yes, I'm talking about Ingred Bergman, the Hollywood diva, who portrayed Dr.