Every little thing irritates the crap out of you. Your fuse has shortened. You wish that you could control your outbursts, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult. You’re at a point where your anger is disproportionate to the situation at hand, and you’re okay with the fact that you’ve become just like that grumpy old fart of a grandfather you swore you’d never be like.
But you don’t always scream and shout. Sometimes you switch to passive aggressiveness, or manipulation, even though you feel guilty afterwards. It’s just in that moment you can’t stop yourself. But it’s also easy to shift the blame and find ways to pin things on others when you lose it – which, let’s face it, is happening more and more often.
As hard as it may be to own up to this kind of behavior, if you’re thinking ‘hey, this is totally me’ you’re certainly not alone. You’d be surprised by how many people I see with the exact same anger issues as you.
During and even after therapy, you still will feel anger and frustrations on (many) occasions because these emotions are also healthy – when handled correctly. They’ve just been given a bad rep because of the power they possess. I work with you to give you the skills to take back control, to be composed, and to harness these emotions in a healthier and more constructive manner.
If you think that you need some help with handling your anger, call me for a free 20-minute consultation where we can discuss your expectations and find out if we’d be a good fit.