Anger Management Articles

I Need to Kill People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
I'm starting to feel a certain attraction to the idea of murder, like, I need to kill someone, I need to feel someone else's blood in my hands. I don't want to kill people I know, I just want to kill people. I have almost ...

Are My Son’s Tantrums Normal?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: Sometimes my son mid-tantrum will transform into a very scary calm obsequious mode. Should he be looked at? Usually my son will throw tantrums that we feel are normal for a 5 year old. But once in a while, I think when ...

How Do I Deal with Unsupportive and Hurtful People?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
In the last few months my illness has taken a turn for the worse. I am struggling at home and at work. I have been unable to help out as a father, it seems that all I can do is cling on to my ability ...

Mother Causing Money Stress

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
My mother has been talking bad about me to family members because I sent my son on vacation with two-hundred dollars. He receives income from his deceased father, and she thinks the child should receive half each month. She said he will resent me later. ...

I Believe & Think Weird Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Hello, to start off i want to ask why i have the urge to kill someone, i keep getting ideas and plans to kill someone i dont like. It occurs at random moments but more often when im pissed. I make real plans for it, ...

My Mother Abuses My Younger Siblings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
From the U.S.: How do I handle my mother's frequent age-inappropriate behavior and questionable parenting techniques? As you read, it is important to keep in mind that my mother’s public persona of "caring and attentive parent" is carefully constructed and presented in the presence of ...

I’ve Been in a Crazy Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
From the U.S.: I live in SF for two years where I met my ex who is from Turkey more than a year ago. We felt in love crazily everything seemed ok beside a couple things which my naivity was explaining as cultural difference and ...

I Feel I Am a Psychopath

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
I am 17 years old, and I have been called rather a sociopath from the perspective of other people. Since I was a child, I have been in and out of trouble (being kicked out of school for illegal drugs, fighting, etc.) but I always ...

Why Does My Family Quarrel?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
From India: Hello doctor, I am the eldest daughter in the family.my father is a business man,mother is a house wife.i have two younger sisters.totally we are 5 in the house.there are disputes in the family every time since my childhood between father and mother.as the ...

Constant Arguing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
My partner and I have been together for 5 years and became parents really young. We were 18 at the time. Currently, we have been constantly arguing over the same issues. We have tried communicating and working things out, but for some reason we continuing ...

Jealous of Husband’s Sister

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
How can I deal with my jealousy to my husband's relationship to his sister? We’ve been married for about 20 years with a daughter. We’ve been recovering from couple crisis caused by my husband’s attempts of cheating me. Seemingly everything was going better between us. But I’ve ...

I’m Scared of Myself (Not Suicide)

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
I'm extremely attracted to death. I just spent over 4 hours researching about Sid Vicious and the murder of his former girlfriend. I get that it's a popular rock myth, but I spent even more time looking up information about the Columbine High School shooting ...