Dealing with Anger

You know the feeling. It's that rage you get when someone cuts you off on the highway; you just want to floor it and flip the bird. Anger is a corrosive emotion that can run off with your mental and physical health. So do you hold it in? Or do you let it all out? Anger doesn't dissipate just because you unleash it. Some insight into why we have it and how it works can help you better manage this raw emotion.

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Whitehouse Republicans- Trump's Victims or Silent Partners?

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How Am I Supposed to Feel?

“Take a deep breath and walk away” is advice that often translates as “continue to take it.”

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Do not quickly abandon the forgiveness process once you begin. Consider these ideas for your healing.

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How does Donald Trump uses wrestling tactics to get ahead? This article on the psychology of pro wrestling sheds some light on our "heel-in-chief."

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Keep Your Cool! How to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks

By Meg Selig on May 18, 2017 in Changepower
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You Can't Teach Men (or Anyone Else) How They Should Feel

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Fathering Fosters Virtuous Aggression

David Hicks explores masculine aggression in a new novel, White Plains, that is engaging, insightful, and funny.

Psychological Science says Trump is a Four Year Old

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on May 12, 2017 in Insight Therapy
It’s quite impossible to watch president Trump and remain unperturbed. But why?

Fight or Flight? Resisting Air Rage Becoming the New Normal

Fighting inflight is a dangerous "new normal." Understanding air rage through addressing aired grievances can enhance the ability of airlines to restore the friendly skies.
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Struggling with a person who is easily anxious? Here's how to help you and them.

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Should You Visit an Anger Room?

Is it helpful to engage in destruction in order to manage our anger?

The Secret That Generates Success in Couples Therapy

By Marty Babits on May 03, 2017 in The Middle Ground
There is a secret way to approach couples therapy that can make the difference bertween getting what you need from it and failing miserably.

Basic Humanity and Well-Being

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"I'm so stressed out right now."
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Communicating About Emotion Between Parent and Adolescent

Because adolescence can be a more abrasive and intense time for parent and teenager, it's important to communicate about emotions well.

Ignored

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 01, 2017 in How To Do Life
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Meditation Can Improve Your Relationships

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Do you find yourself tired of arguments? Learn how to win by finding the truth instead of through accusations and blaming.
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Learning to love more consistently, more consciously, and more deeply is healthy for you.

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The Intimate Relationship With an Angry Person

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in In It Together
Is your partner frequently angry? Here are some constructive responses.

A Practice to Help You Handle Life's Difficulties with Grace

In this piece, I want to share a practice I’ve been using for a couple of years. It’s simple, really. I intentionally start a sentence by saying to myself “It’s okay if…”

The Wall With Mexico: Fear and Loathing

Inspired by kindled fears and prejudice, the U.S. will build an exclusionary wall between itself and Mexico based on irrational reasoning, at enormous expense, and with futility.

Overcoming the Paralysis of Toxic Shame

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Please Yell at Me

By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Towards Recovery
Have you ever found yourself uncontrollably yelling?