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Anger is an emotion that I have had many dealings with over the years. When I was growing up, my maternal grandmother commented about how angry I always was as a child. She observed this in the way I played with my dolls. She knew that my upbringing in an abusive and alcoholic household did not allow me to express myself to anyone, so I took it out on my toys.
As I became older, I was afraid of the anger I held inside. I didn’t know how to deal with it. I thought it was an emotion I had to suppress and not allow myself to express. When it did come out, it was at the most inappropriate and inopportune times. This wreaked havoc in my interpersonal relationships.
It wasn’t until a good friend of mine passed away many years later that my latent anger really became an issue. I didn’t know how angry I was at her passing, until a co-worker pointed it out to me. I decided to seek out a qualified therapist who specialized in anger issues. This therapist taught me how to deal with my anger in a constructive way. Read the rest of this entry »