It’s O.K. To Be Angry! Hostility & Aggression Is The Problem!
Anger Management skills can be helpful for people ranging from the mildly miffed to the violently vengeful. You do not need to be in a physically violent relationship to benefit from understanding and learning about communicating anger and hurt feelings constructively.
I’m just expressing my feelings. Isn’t that O.K.?
People think they are expressing their true feelings by being aggressive or hostile. That’s partly true. But, they are missing what is making them so agitated and controlling. Like a pained, sad face underneath a clown’s mask; most aggression and hostility is a defense and protection against feeling vulnerable feelings such as fear, shame, pain, weak or powerlessness. I’ve worked with men who are violent or hostile for 28 years and these men improve their relationships as they learn how to tolerate these vulnerable feelings in themselves and in their partner.
This blog is dedicated to helping people communicate better and improve their relationships. There is so much unnecessary suffering and conflict and I believe the information, skills, agreements and resources I’ve developed can help. Folks can use these skills to improve, or even to save, their relationships.
Marc Sadoff, MSW, BCD
If you are scared of your partner’s angry behavior then reach out to your local shelter, to me, or call the National Hotline at 1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233) You can read about abuse at their website- www.TheHotline.org
Or, read a little more on my site about abuse HERE.
See more free tips & resources HERE.
When you know better, you do better!
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Loving couples argue too!