Ask the Therapist About Anger Management

Emotional/Verbal Abuse…and His Mother Makes it Worse!

My husband suffers from depression which manifests as anger, and he is emotionally/verbally abusive. I am trying to help him work through everything, but his mother is making it harder. When I talk to her about our problems, she says stuff like “Well, he just has a short temper like his father,” or “Well, he wouldn’t ever talk to me that #8221; Also, his parents are the main reason for his mental instability. It’s...
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I Want to Murder

I despise my friends and family. I despise my school; thought I have good grades, which I believe are pointless. I despise society and its expectations. I despise structured and organized environments. I feel misanthropic in a way. I want to take a knife and slit the throat of my family members and friends. I want to pour cyanide into their drinks at dinner and burn them in acid. I want to take an...
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Fantasizing

I catch myself fantasizing about ways to hurt someone who hurt me. Who betrayed me. My cousin slept with my fiance, I trusted my married cousin I thought cousin had more respect. But I was fooled this has been almost 4 yrs ago and I am still angry. Why do I fantasize about this? A: Thanks for your email. Betrayal is one of the core elements we react to as human beings. This is...
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I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

I don’t know what it is or how to fix it or if it’s even that big of an issue but I’ve decided to ask here and see if it’s something I should tell people about. I’ve been having trouble doing what I used to like and to be truthful I just think I’m going crazy. I’ve been having weird impulses to do things, like fix a pillow on the couch that looks fine,...
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Afraid of My Future

From the : Hello, I”m 20 and I have high functioning autism. As the title suggests, I’m scared about my future. It started where I violently assaulted my special Ed teacher and been sent to probation. It was at this time where I knew I have to fix myself or I could go to jail. Needless to say, I feel like I can’t do it. I’m always fighting with everyone in my family because...
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Anger Issues

My husband has depressive disorder, panic disorder, and anorexia. He is quite literally getting on my last nerve. I get angry if he walks into the room. He is seeing a therapist and psychiatrist and is medicated. I know that he has illnesses, but I am feeling less loving as the days go by. He asks so many questions about his weight, he is insecure and constantly asking about if I love him or...
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Anger Issues Going on for 2 Years

For the past year, I have had terrible anger issues. I wake up moody and angry. Go to my brother’s room and start yelling at him for no reason. Or I just randomly decide that I hate my mom and dad. I start swearing at them and insulting them. It just seems that I need to find something to be angry at or I don’t feel at ease. Everywhere I go I always find...
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I Don’t Feel Any Emotions

I don’t understand why I feel the way I do. I’m either frustrated and angry or mellow and just not there. I don’t feel alive anymore. I feel like I’m living to just feel there but at the same time I don’t feel sad. I feel nothing. Today I feel nothing. What could it be? A: What is interesting is that you say you feel nothing, but your first sentence says you either “feel...
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My Girlfriend’s Weed Dependency Is Destroying Our Relationship

From a teen in the : Me and my girlfriend have been dating for a while and recently broke up because she has a lot of trouble controlling her emotions. When we argue she says a lot of hurtful things and then randomly apologizes for it later. Its really confusing because I don’t know what she really means sometimes. We were fine before she started smoking weed everyday, and now she’s so irrational and...
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I Have an Anger Issue and My Girlfriend Is Scared

Hi. I have a history of having a relatively short temper, normally this is just shouting or nothing serious. But occasionally when I get angry I lash out physically, so I’ll hit walls or pull on my hair but I’ve never hurt anyone and it’s always been in private so no one knows this has been happening. About a month ago my girlfriend told me something that made me angry. I could feel myself...
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Do I Confront Wife’s Paramour?

From the : After much suspicious behavior, I have ran across evidence on my wife’s phone which proves that she has been having at least an emotional affair with a business associate. I’ve discovered they have had “lunch dates”, and he has professed to love her, but she could not say that in return to him, for whatever reason. I don’t know if these are simply actual lunch dates, or if they go back...
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