Anger Management Articles

I Just Had a Baby and I’m Not Happy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 28th, 2015
I just had a baby with my boyfriend, I've been really angry for no reason, when ever he gets home I'm all of a sudden angry, and he gets mad cause I complain to much about everything, I try to be happy, I don't know ...

Dad Versus Stepdad

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
My daughter is 5 going on 6. About two months ago she met her biological father. Until then she didn't even know about him. Recently she started telling me she doesn't love her stepdad who has been in her life for 3 years now and ...

My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 19th, 2015
My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn't hurt me the way it does my siblings...it really doesn't hurt ...

How to have my ex forgive me for domestic violence?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
My ex and I were together for 3yrs and just split officially in October. I won't talk negatively of her bc nothing deserves what I did to her. She hurt me a lot over a very long period. She never worked, and I cared for ...

Mother’s Validation Needed?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Do I move on from needing validation from my mother or risk upsetting her by confronting her again? I became very close to my mother after my parents' divorce when I was 12. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that it had ...

I Don’t Need Much to Become Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 13th, 2015
From the U.K: I have 2 small children, married for 5 years. I am a student as well. I find myself getting angry very easy about little things, and I feel I can not cope anymore with all the running of the household, husband and ...

I Can’t Stop Smoking Weed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
From the U.S.: I can't do this on my own, have no idea where to even go or what to do anymore. I've been smoking weed and cigs since 2009, I have been actively trying to quit for a year. I can't go a day ...

My Boyfriend Might Be Bipolar

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 1st, 2015
I have dated my boyfriend for 1 year and 4 months. When we began dating he openly admitted he had anger issues but said he was angry because of past relationships with women, including his mother. We met online, then immediately went to instant messaging ...

He’s Dead But the Abuse Continues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
From the U.S.: Hi. My mom is 79. Her husband, my father, died this past September (25th). He was 82. They were married for 57 years, and my father was extremely abusive to her -- cheated on her for years and was physically and very ...

Borderline Personality Disorder Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 30th, 2015
I have borderline personality disorder, and I am having problems expressing my emotions at home for fear of being judged for showing them. I have been called mentally crazy, dramatic, and attention-seeking. I have issues communicating with people. When I was younger, I wasn't allowed ...

I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 26th, 2015
After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I've gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things ...

I Have a Urge in My Mind that Says I Must Kill People or End My Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
I am having a issue where I just want to either end my own life or kill others. My mind just wants to make people suffer, it enjoys it. I have noticed that my emotions are starting to ignore everything. I am failing miserably at ...