I have this weird need to be disciplined when I do something wrong in any aspect of my life. I also often feel like my life would go on track if someone would just throw me over their knee and teach me to get my act together. But, in a loving way. Like a parent would. I feel like this is wrong. And I’m having trouble talking about it with my significant other. Is there any advice that you can give me?

A: That’s a really interesting question and I think I have more questions for you than answers. I’m wondering about your history with being disciplined. I’m wondering if you were under-disciplined? Maybe you didn’t have enough structure growing up? Or you were harshly disciplined? Watch the video for the rest of this answer.

Take good care of yourself,

Julie Hanks, LCSW




Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 12 Jan 2013

APA Reference
Hanks, J. (2013). [Video] Why Do I Feel The Need To Be Disciplined?. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 22, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2013/01/12/video-why-do-i-feel-the-need-to-be-disciplined/