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Angry All the Time
Do you know someone who is perpetually angry? They seem to walk around with a chip on their shoulder and fly off at the least little thing? I'm betting you do.
What if this person is someone you dearly love?
What if this person is you?
"Angry All the Time" Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Living with Anger and Hostility
It can be extremely difficult living with an angry person. You begin to make excuses for it and even blame yourself for some things. "Oh, it's my fault, I knew he/she wasn't in a good mood, I shouldn't have asked them that question or made that noise". You begin tip-toeing through life hoping you won't upset them. You caution others around you that it's not a good time right now.
How long can a person live like that? Evidently, some are able to do it their entire lives. I have to ask myself what kind of life is that? What are the short and long term effects of living in a hostile environment?
Why do we tolerate behavior(s) in our own home that we would never tolerate in a workplace or school? Why do we settle and make excuses? What can we do about it? What if the angry person refuses to acknowledge they need help? What if you don't yet realize you need help?
I'd love to tell you I have the answers on how to deal with anger. I do understand the frustration. I do understand not knowing who to turn to when you need help.
Unfortunately, I probably have more questions than I do answers. I don't have a grasp of all of the mental illnesses that can cause someone to be frustrated and angry. But, I do realize that when anger is causing damage to a relationship or a person's health, it's time to reach out for help. Help is out there. You don't have to suffer it alone.
If you're reading this you obviously have access to the computer. Click on the links below. There is a ton of information there. Do Google searches for "handling anger". There will be something that will help you.
If you haven't already, you could join HubPages and write about your anger or what's it like to deal with an angry person. You can do it totally anonymously. It's a great outlet.
Violence is not acceptable. If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence you must seek help immediately. Don't wait, things rarely, if ever, get better without intervention.