Reply To: Stop Swearing

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Thanks Ed, Brian, and Paul! Those are brilliant suggestions!

Now that I'm thinking about this topic, an old memory popped into my mind. My father was a crude man who regularly swore in front of us kids. My mother was the opposite–a saint who never swore. I remember one day as a young teen having the  thought, “I swear just like my dad.” Then some yucky feelings of mild shame for inheriting some of his bad traits, and maybe a powerlessness about it. Seems kind of silly now, as mistaken beliefs do, but I think that was an important self-defining moment to work on.

You gave me a gold mine of things to try. Might take me some time, but I'll report back. THANK YOU.