Are You Drinking the Poison Called Anger? (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks
I received a call from a client several years ago who was at her wit’s end. She was swearing, yelling, and was crying hysterically over the phone. I waited for her to calm down to see what was going on. After a short while, she started sharing her story. Her husband of eight years was having an affair on her. She was devastated when she heard the news from the town gossip. “What am I going to do?” she asked me? I said the first thing you need to do is talk with your husband and ask him what’s going on. I am so angry she said, that it will become a shouting match. I couldn’t blame her for being angry. Can you have one of your parents there when you talk to him? She thought that was a good idea considering how she felt. Anger has a way of getting ugly real fast in bad situations.
I understand when people get upset or angry, they say things that they will regret; we’ve all been there. Certain situations seem to create the perfect storm for unleashing uncontrollable anger. Many murders have resulted by people having deep-seated anger issues. I’ve seen people come unhinged over the slightest irritation, that drove them into full anger mode. Have you had anyone ask you, why are you so angry? If you have, you better start looking at getting some help. Getting angry now and then happens, I get that! But when you let anger control YOU, and allow it to dominate your life, then you have a much bigger problem to deal with.
I have heard many sayings about anger; my favorite one is this:
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
There is a lot of truth to this saying, why hold on to a feeling that eventually robs you of your joy, happiness, peace, and contentment. I have seen many allow the cancer of anger to destroy their families, friendships, jobs, and steal their peace. Are you one of these people who need help?
Do you feel frustrated about your anger issues in the relationship? Do you need help in saving your marriage and family from your anger problems? Do you have a spouse or partner who isn’t communicating with you and you want it restored? Do you want help in learning good communication skills, so you understand and how to avoid the anger that controls you? Are you the partner who wants to end your relationship because of his/her anger? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to contact Dr. Mike and set up an appointment. Please call Dr. Mike at 303.880.9878 if you need to talk.
Dr. Michael Brooks is the founder of Applicable Counseling and life coaching Services. It is affordable, accessible, anonymous, and available by appointment from the privacy of your home. To avoid travel time and the comfort of home, many clients prefer to meet with Dr. Mike over the phone or via Skype (if you want to Skype with Dr. Mike send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment). The convenience of this type of Counseling/Coaching is the most effective means of Life Coaching for those who live outside of Colorado. Give Dr. Mike a call! You’ll be glad you did!