What to do When “Anger Management” Doesn’t Work

Aloha,

 

I wrote a new Psychology Today blog on how to deal with anger issues.

 

Yes, I know it’s big topic to cover in a small article. And as I do, I guarantee I’m going to ruffle some feathers and make a few folks angry.

 

So be it.

 

First, anger itself is not an “issue.” For most people, the emotion of anger in and of itself is not unhealthy.

 

For instance, it makes sense to get angry if someone hurts your child. It’s natural to get angry if someone insults your spouse. If the picnic you’ve planned for months gets rained out, if your flight home from a long business trip gets cancelled, if your World Cup team loses because of a referee’s bad call – getting irked for a short spell really isn’t so bad and is very human.

 

It’s what comes next that makes the difference.

 

You can read the rest of the article here. If you like it, please feel free to share with a friend. 🙂

 

Mahalo,
Dr. Matt

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