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.

Recent posts on Anger

Darlene Lancer

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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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How to Cope With Trump Anxiety

If you’ve been nervous or anxious since the election, you’re not alone.

Please Yell at Me

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

Renewing War-Torn Communities Through Forgiveness Education

Might forgiveness education be the missing piece to the peace puzzle?

Police 'Blue Wall of Silence' Facilitates Domestic Assault

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The Secret of Handling Anger and Aggression

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How Looking At the Facts Reduces Anxiety and Anger

If only we could learn to calm ourselves down instead of looking for others to give us relief. If only we could watch our anxiety without placing it on someone else.

Forgiving Yourself

Through self-forgiveness there is psychological and, perhaps even more profoundly, spiritual growth.

Communicating Through Conflict

By Kimberly Key on April 14, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Not all conflict may be solved, yet not all conflict is a foregone conclusion.

Toppling the Boss

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in How To Do Life
Learn ethical ways to oust the bad and to protect yourself if you're the good.

The Passion of Anger Can Be Used in a Constructive Manner

Falling into the common trap of defining emotional intelligence much too narrowly can lead to low levels of Collaboration Essentials.

The Myth of the Violent Mentally Ill, Part One

The majority of people with mental illness are no more violent than anyone else.

How Universal Is Body Language?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Are emotional signals shaped by different cultures or are they universal to all humans? An ambitious new research project seeks to answer that question,

3 Reasons Why Couples Have the Same Fights Over and Over

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A Bomb

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 10, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about suppressed anger.
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The Feelings That Underlie Our Criticisms

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How Much Truth Should We Tell Our Children

By Sheila Kohler on April 08, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
In my own case, writing a memoir about my sister's death I have been accused by some of what one writer on amazon called "Revenge Porn."
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Why Passive Aggressive Behavior Thrives in the Workplace

Passive aggressive workers make for an unpleasant office atmosphere at best and utter sabotage of productivity at worst.

A New Approach to Reducing Depression

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